‘He saved my life’: Woman looking for guardian angel on snowboard

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A woman in Central Virginia is searching for the man she believes saved her life during a ski trip last year, but her guardian angel could be anywhere.

One year ago this month, Amy Maroney was seriously hurt in a skiing accident at Snowshoe in West Virginia. The wife and mother of two said a stranger on the slopes rushed to help her; she thinks his efforts were life-saving, and wants to tell him that in person.

Unconscious, face-down in the snow and her bones shattered, Maroney woke up to a stranger by her side. 

“I can remember, like, a caress on my arm,” Maroney recalled. “‘It’s ok, What’s your name? How old are you?’ And that turned out to be what I feel like my guardian angel, Tommy.”

That guardian angel, Maroney says, immobilized her without even knowing her neck and back were broken, as well as three ribs to go along with a concussion.

As it turns out, Guardian Angel ‘Tommy’ was an EMT who just happened to be on the slopes that day.

“I felt this overwhelming sense of appreciation,” A. Maroney’s husband, Rob Maroney, said. “I could just tell what a kind person he was and how compassionate he was.”

After a long and painful recovery, Maroney began searching for ‘Tommy.’ She’s reached out to Snowshoe, but so far, no one seems to know the 20-something EMT with a beard and reddish curly hair. 

“He really saved me, and I just need him to know what an amazing person he is and how many lives were touched by his compassion,” Maroney added.

Maroney has learned that Tommy is not an employee of Snowshoe, which complicates her search efforts.

She hopes this story might reach the right person who can reunite a family with the man they believe saved them all. 

If you have an idea of who Guardian Angel ‘Tommy’ is, email Kristin Smith at WRIC!

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