As non-lethal injuries to your child go, having them break a limb while hiking would have to be one of the more stressful; no matter how much you may want to get them to a doctor immediately, there’s simply nothing to do but carry them back the way you came and hope you don’t make anything worse along the way. Happily for one family whose 6-year-old daughter broke her arm Sunday while hiking outside Las Vegas, former UFC women’s bantamweight champ Miesha Tate was on the scene:
Today a little girl broke her arm up at the top of Mary Jane falls (Mt Charleston) and I saw her meekly built mother struggling to carry her daughter down the mountain so I offered to carry the little girl to the bottom. The mother asked her 6 year old daughter “would you rather have me or her carry you down” without hesitation (to my surprise) she quickly replied “I want HER to carry me” we had to laugh. I preceded to carry the sweet little thing all the way to the bottom. Kai and I learned a lot about each other on the roughly 2 mile descent and It’s fair to say she inspired me. We made it all the way down without slipping or falling! We agreed we would both be strong for each other! Team work at it’s best!
Tate hauling the small person down to safety naturally led to a variety of adorable photos ...
... and a thank-you video from Kai, who seems to be just fine: