Terry spent American Thanksgiving and the 3 days following in her rental car, stuck to the axles in mud, outside Fairfield, Iowa, on a road not used in winter – and without a cellphone.
She survived on a Christmas marzipan fruitcake and two bottles of kombucha, and only her Terry Tales for company.
Just as she was running out of gas to keep warm, and after a foot of snow had buried everything, including her car, she was found by two boys on snowmobiles.
Since then, she’s been getting lots of mileage out of the story! Here are some links to the flurry of press coverage:
DesMoines Register: Canadian woman stranded on Iowa mud road for 3 days survived on kombucha and marzipan cake
CBC: Hubbards woman, 72, survives 4 days stranded in car on rural road
CTV: Iowa teens rescue Canadian after 3 days stranded with car
Fairfield Ledger: Woman rescued after three days in car
The Gazette (Iowa): Canadian survives 3 days stuck on Iowa road
WSBTV: Woman, 72, survives on kombucha, marzipan cake while stranded for 4 days
Radio-Canada : Une femme coincée dans sa voiture survit pendant 4 jours avec un gâteau aux fruits et du kombucha
Independent (UK) Teens rescue 72-year-old after she spent 3 days stranded in her car.
Terry Harnish survived on Kombucha and marzipan cake