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Just four months ago, Jamie Lynn Spears's 8-year-old daughter, Maddie, was nearly killed when she accidentally flipped her Polaris ATV into a pond on the family property.
Unfortunately, Maddie was trapped inside the netting of the vehicle and secured by the seatbelt, meaning she was slowly drowning in the pond while her family tried to save her.
Luckily, paramedics who arrived within two minutes were able to save the little girl's life.
Now, because of their speed and bravery, she gets to celebrate her ninth birthday with all her friends.
Spears shared pictures from the party, but one thing stood out. The first responders, John and Victoria, were invited. The 26-year-old shared a touching picture on Instagram with Maddie front and center:
My baby is 9 years old today, and more then ever we realize how precious every day is. So, we have to thank these 2 HEROES 🙏🏻 John and Victoria are the first responders, who literally saved Maddie's life, and they were able to celebrate her another year of her life with us this past weekend!
Thank God for these amazing people, and thank you God for your amazing grace. We are so blessed today, and everyday with this little angel! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADDIE
The party looked like it went well, there were giant balloons and signs by the pool:
Luckily, Maddie only had to spend five days in the hospital before she was allowed to return to her family. Without those first responders, she may have never made it back.
Happy birthday and a special shout out to all of those who protect us.