A 20-year-old Washington resident says water and Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel” helped her survive in the woods for eight days after a motorcycle crash.
According to KOMO News, Kaylean Johnson was out riding a motorcycle with family friend Patrick Frawley in Little Naches Forest when they suddenly crashed.
Johnson left Frawley to find help, but got lost along the way. She was alone in the forest with no food or shelter. Eight days after she walked away from the crash site, a volunteer marking trails for the Pacific Crest Association heard Johnson yelling from an embankment about 300 yards away. Matt Leonard and another volunteer were able to get to Johnson and rescue her. She was 13 miles from the original crash site.
After she returned home, Johnson explained how focusing on her faith and Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel” helped her survive.
“The song, I sing it in my heart all the time,” Johnson told KOMO News. “It’s ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel,’ by Carrie Underwood. I sang that song the night I went missing and when I got home, it came on the radio.”
Johnson’s friend Frawley also made it out of the forest days earlier with no life threatening injuries.