A 4-year-old girl is recovering after falling out of a second-floor window at her apartment complex.
Deziryah Ficklin landed head first on an air
-conditioning unit and had to be flown to the hospital
“I was scared,” the girl told Channel 2’s Carl Willis.
Ficklin’s mother Tavisha was home at the time. She says Deziryah was talking with friends out the window when she leaned closer on the screen and fell. Tavisha said she heard the screams and came running just in time to see her daughter’s legs fall out the window.
"(There was a ) big dent. I don't think my daughter even knew how severe the impact hit,” said Deziryah’s grandmother, Sonya Hawkins.
Hawkins says her family feared the worst when they got the call.
"Words can't explain when you get a call like that. She was just terrified,” Hawkins said.
Hawkins says doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston said it's a wonder that she only suffered deep cuts to the face and head.
This family believes the little girl had a guardian angel watching over her.
"I say it's a blessing. A miracle within itself,” Hawkins said.
"You just have to watch them closely because anything can happen at any given time,” Tavisha Ficklen said.
Deziryah had to get stitches, but had no broken bones. Tavisha says she's going to re-position some furniture and create buffers around the windows and doors.