BRUSH PRAIRIE — Ashley Eggleston was never shy to call her three children her angels, but a recent scare brought three new angels into her world.
Eggleston, 33, was at home on Oct. 6 with her three kids: Owen Meyer, 13, Nora Meyer, 10, and Evan Meyer, 8. Nora was upstairs and the brothers were in the living room when they heard a loud crashing sound come from the kitchen.
“I heard a plate fall and break,” Evan said. “It startled me. I ran in and saw mommy on the floor.”
Eggleston’s heart had stopped. She collapsed, hitting her head on what she assumes was the floor, although she has no recollection of the event. She credits her fast-acting kids and three teenagers who happened to be driving by with saving her life. Those teenagers were Hockinson High School juniors Emilee Tikka, 16, and Eva Sarkinen, 16, and Prairie High School sophomore Kate Nylund, 15.
“It was so scary, but those kids needed help,” Eva said. “So we did what we could to help them.”