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Strangers rescue local woman injured in Laos

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LAS VEGAS -- A former Las Vegan is recovering from a traumatic brain injury and broken ribs in Bangkok. She was saved by five people who barely knew her.

In September, Molly Deimeke left her job at a Las Vegas salon and embarked on a months-long journey around the world. Since then, she has explored different countries and met new people. Recently, her travels took her to Laos.

Those traveling with Deimeke said she fell off the back of a cab, injuring her head and breaking her ribs. She had no identification on her at the time, and she had just recently met the five people traveling with her. Deimeke’s family credits those five people for saving her life.

“They didn't leave her there,” said Deimeke’s sister, Leah via Skype. “They brought her in a cab to the hospital, and they had no idea who she was.”

Leah Deimeke also said one of the five traveling with her sister was a recent medical school graduate, and stepped in to help medical workers insert an IV and a catheter.

The five travelers also tracked down Molly’s family through social media. Four of the five still check in to see how she’s doing.

“All the media talks about is how bad or how dangerous social media is. But without it, we wouldn't know where she is,” said Leah.

Leah and her family were able to move Deimeke to Bangkok for surgery. Molly is awake and talking, but does not recognize her mother, who is by her side.

Once she’s well enough, the family wants to bring Deimeke back to Missouri, so she can recover near them.

Friends and family set up a Facebook support group and a GoFundMe site to help with Molly Deimeke’s recovery.

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