Speech to Text for Medford Family Mourns the Loss of 5-Year-Old
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"watching out forshe's now at the cedar tree apartments where the fire started. leah the little girl's aunt is calling her a hero. why is that? it's a very sad day for this family. they are in portland right now. but the aunt says they are calling her a hero, because three of her organs are going to people that really need them. picture of olivia kate soldan the aunt says "that was her last year school picture. and that just screams her." this is olivia chapman. she is five years old. kate says "was one of those girls is one of those girls that you want your child to grow up to be like. olivia was severely injured by an apartment fire on november 2nd. more than half of her body was burned. she was flown to portland to be treated. kate says " i don't remember the last time they said how much percent of her body, but her lungs were burnt, her face, her arms, her legs. i asked kate soldan, olivia's aunt where olivia was when the fire was happening. kate says "we've learned from her sister actually.. she was alseep on the bed, top bunk and when the fire broke out she didn't even wake up. when olivia died yesterday her family made the decision to help save other people's lives by donating her organs. kate says "and that right there was the best thing in the world. olivia would give you the coat off her back if it was two degrees outside just because you needed a coat. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. the medford police department is waiting to interview tonya johnson who is in the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a car. because of this incident kate encourages everyone to create a fire plan... so that no one ever has to getting one of the fire ladders. i mean since that we've purchased two ourselves for here. depending on the cause of this fire...the district attorney could make this a criminal case. live in medford leah thompson newswatch 12. [a13]first weather-stinger turning now