Thank you for sharing. I had a similar incident with a friend who was going to drive himself off the road, on purpose though he felt his life was so awful that even if he flipped his car he would survive and be forced to continue living. He lives in CA and I'm in GA. We never spent one day in the same room, soley phone/text, no skyping or face time nothing, but while he was contemplating suicide I was frantic and knew someone wanted to commit suicide or die. He was the only one I could confide in that time of morning because of the time zone difference it was really late here and 3 hours earlier there. It turned out to be him and he knew it the moment I said something. I cried and released a great deal of agony and we talked off and on for the better part of 7 hours until he safely reached his destination. Strange these things are, but very real indeed.
Even after that I still question my sanity, the importance and validity of these abilities. I needed to read that as I just sent him a message and as per usual he has not responded which makes me question my sanity even more as though he's sitting there calling me crazy and laughing at the message. I really needed that reminder in this moment.
**edit** It's beautiful and amazing that you were able to reach out to her just in time. Not sure what your faith is but Thank God you followed your heart. The battle between the mind and intuition in the Empath world is apocalyptic sometimes(at least with me). I'm glad the right side won that day.