CARMICHAEL, California (KCRA) – Jessica Gamboa, 25, is grateful to be running and alive after surviving a grizzly bear attack three months ago in Alaska.
The wife of an Army soldier and mother of a 4-year-old, Gamboa was running on a sprawling military base in Anchorage when she encountered two bear cubs.
She immediately stopped and looked around for the mother bear.
“I looked over to my left, and soon as I did, there comes mama,” Gamboa said. “And that was pretty much it. She came toward me and knocked me down.”