Hanna Pignato, 19, covered the night shift at Joe’s Crab Shack in Daytona Beach, Florida. As the night fell, Hanna heard a woman from the shore below shouting liquidation and the echo of people clamoring in alarm.
The screaming woman was a frenzied mother whose young son had been trapped in a sea of heavy rips. Hanna looked down from the pier of the restaurant and noticed that in reality no one was attempting to save the child.
Since Hanna is an accomplished swimmer and surfer, she had thought she could save him.
She ripped off her feet and jumped off the deck without a moment of hesitation but took a hard land on the sandbar below. The bones in her back and right foot broke immediately.This incredible young woman managed to move towards the boy even in her condition of intense pain and discomfort.
The next thing she noticed was a woman on the beach talking to her back and trying to calm her down. To see how her inspiring story unfolded, watch the video below. Hanna has no health insurance, and will miss two months on bed rest.
Meanwhile, her loved ones have formed a GoFundMe page to help cover her medical bills while she is out of work.