Saglana Salchak has only four years when she undertook a journey through the freezing Siberian wilderness. Many of us would think what it is in a journey of five miles is of that importance. But to those who know the perils and danger of Siberian wilderness and the mission this four year had undertaken would open your heart more to hail this chubby, cherry cheeked little girl a hero. Saglana had embarked on a journey to save her grandmother who found one morning motionless at their home in the remotest taiga forest near Mongolian border.
After talking with her blind grandfather, she decided to walk to the next homestead for help, according to local news.
Taking only a box of matches in case she had to light a fire, the four-year-old set out into the early-morning darkness, where temperatures hit -34C (-29F). It took her several hours to walk the five miles along a river bank through snowdrifts. Fortunately, she did not get stuck in the snow, often chest high, or encounter any of the wolves that had at times attacked her grandparents’ livestock.
Many villagers have said that the journey during the early hours of morning is danger to even the grown ups. Wolves were in prowl for a choice to land upon and the snowfall can often danger and hazardous. However, nothing happened during her journey.
Salgana reached her neighbour's house safely. She would have missed the house due to thick undergrowth and someone hadn't spotted she would have passed them making her journey more dangerous.
They called in medical personnel from the village, who, after checking on the girl, made the trek back to her grandparents’ place. There they discovered that the grandmother had died of a heart attack.
She said to the local media that she was not scared making the trip through the forest alone. “I just walked, walked and got there,” she said. She admitted, however, that she had been cold and had “really wanted to eat”.
The kid's parents were away with herding horses in another part of the region.
Though she has been hailed as a hero, her mother is facing a criminal case for letting