heroes: helping others


What if you went out with your friends to earn extra money shoveling snow and you ended up saving a life? That’s exactly what happened to Coby, Rebecca, Marcello and Jerry in Lasalle, Colorado. They were walking through the neighborhood knocking on doors when they heard someone yelling. Rebecca called 91 when she noticed the door was locked. Paramedics arrived and took him to the hospital. As it happened, an elderly man fell and was lying on the floor for days before he was rescued. Imagine what kind of amazing kid’s books these young people could create about saving someone’s life. They ended up becoming heroes. Read on to find out how.

Here’s what one of the paramedics said after rescuing the gentleman;

“You could clearly see he was in pain,” Zach Hill of the LaSalle Fire Department told NBC. “This gentleman had been there for, we’re not sure how long, and we don’t know how long he would’ve been there had they are not knocked on the door so they had a huge part in getting him help.”

One of the teens said, “I want to go visit him in the hospital. I felt like he needed me. He needed us.” The four youngsters learned something very valuable that day.  Don’t you think they’ll always remember it’s not only pocket-money that’s important?  You never know when you’ll have the opportunity to change a life, or even save one.

Today we hear a lot about kids who are selfish or who get into trouble. Isn’t it refreshing to read about young people who help others and become heroes?

 

 

You can find out more about this story on www.goodnewsnetwork.org.

copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

 

 

 

 

 

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