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Siri to the Rescue

Many have used the help tool Siri (found on Iphones) to ask for receipes, directions, location of your favorite restaurants.  Recently one 18 year old used Siri when he could not get help from anyone else.  He was working on his truck and it slipped off the jack.  The over 5000 lb truck landed on Sam Ray from Murfreesboro, Tennessee as he was pinned underneath his truck and used the personal assistant-like service to call for help.  He leaned against his phone and heard Siri say ,”This is Siri here , How may I help you?”.  That is when he said, “Dial 911″.  He was pinned for nearly 40 minutes before help arrived.  He had broken ribs, bruised kidney and cuts and bruises.  He had to be airlifted to a local hospital. He has the 911 dispatch driver and Siri to thank for his rescue.  Sometimes technology is there to rescue us whether we are just lost and can’t find that house we are going to or in this case it saved his life.  How amazing.  So happy to hear you are ok Ray.  Hope you learned not to work on your truck alone.

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Siri to the rescue

A Brave Little Boy Grows Up

This is a video report update on a story from 2006.  This tells the story of a brave little boy who had to experience the unthinkable.  It starts with the 911 call from back in 2006 when the little boy makes the call after his father had killed his mom and stabbed him leaving him for dead.  Anthony Sukto was an amazing little boy.  He told Oprah that the angels helped him call 911 to get help.  When they found him a paramedic and policeman helped the little boy get to the hospital.  They have a special bond. Today Anthony is 18 and went back to Washington to meet up with the two men who saved his life.  Anthony’s father got 25 years for first degree murder.  He tells Oprah via Skype that he forgives and loves his father and will tell him when he is up for parole. He spends time with the two men who saved his life.  It is amazing how this boy has turned out considering all he has been through.  We are so proud of you, Anthony.  May you have a full and happy life.  Thank you also to Officer Jeff Colquhoun and fireman Mark Eakes.  You two are great men to take care of this little boy and help him become the man he is today.

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A brave little boy grows up

911 call by 6 year old

When 6-year-old Madison found her mother Jovanna Nunez unconscious in their Hemet, California, home on Saturday, she told 911: “My mom froze and … I don’t know what happened.”  Madison not knowing how to help her mom she called 911.  She tells 911 that she was drawing her mom a picture when she just froze.  She also told the dispatcher that there were no other adults at home.  The displatcher comforts the little girl and tells her that help is on the way. She asks her to go open the door and wait for the paramedics.  This is an audio recording of part of the conversation.  It stops before Madison tells the dispatcher she’s sitting outside the house on a rocking chair and even describes the pajamas she is wearing. The dispatcher promises that crews are on their way and tells Madison she’s doing a good job. As sirens are heard getting closer, Madison’s tone seems to turn from nervous to relieved. She excitedly reports that crews are here as the dispatcher tells her to stay calm, keep the phone with her and take the responders in the house. Nunez said when she woke up, there were EMTs surrounding her bed.”The little girl maintained her composure” the whole time, the fire department said in a statement. This mother did a great job preparing her daughter for this by teaching her to call 911.  Use this reminder to teach your little ones how to call 911 in an emergency.

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Hostage Gets Help Through Pizza Order

Cheryl Treadway would do whatevver it takes to save herself and her kids.  Cheryl was being held captive by her boyfriend.  She and her 3 kids were being held by the man and being threatened.  The woman convinced her captor into ording pizza. She placed an order online  with Pizza Hut in her Florida community and while doing that she placed a message in the order in the comments section.  It said “Please help- get 911 to me” and “911 hostage help”.  The woman being held hostage with her three children in Avon Park, Fla. when she turned to Pizza Hut  for help.  The police rushed to her home.  When they arrived the mother and one of the kids got out of the house and after a short standoff the kidnapper was arrested and the other two kids were safe.  What quick thinking.  Way to Go Cheryl.  You are an awesome mom always thinking to save yourself and your kids.  Also a big thanks to the Pizza Hut clerk who saw the message and acted quickly to save this family.

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Hostage gets help through pizza order

UPS man delivers help too

UPS driver Rick Nacker was working his normal route when he had a delivery at a home he had never been to before.   This story happened in the beginning of February.  When he was walking up to a house to deliver his packages he heard a cry for help.  A man had fallen while shoveling his driveway and had broke his hip.  He was able to drag himself inside of his garage but was not able to go any further. That was until Rick walked up.  Rick called 911 to get him help and made him comfortable until help arrived.  They say that had he not come along they are not sure the man would have made it.  He doesn’t feel like a hero but the man is very greateful.  He said he just did the right thing one human to another.  Sometimes you have to be alert to what is happening around you.  Sometimes we are placed there for reason.  Rick believes that he was sent there to this location at this time for this reason.  We think so too.  Great job Rick.  You are our hero.

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UPS man delivers help too

He Even Gave the Homeless the Shirt Off His Back

This is an inspiring story I found.  I see many stories about homeless.  Most people think that what they need is the obvious- a place to sleep or a meal.  This story shows a father and son who took the time to offer an everyday need…shoes.  What a wonderful gift to these people who so often use what they can get (like the guy in the story that is actually wearing women’s shoes that are too small for him).  He goes from homeless person to homeless person and shares this simple but necessary gift.  It is a very moving and lovely expression of generosity and respect to these homeless people in need.  He is so moved when he finds this one man sleeping next door to an upscale restaurant he offers him his shirt off his back.  He then prays with the man before they part ways.  What a blessing he was to these people he met that day.  Be a blessing to someone today.  Share yourself with others.  You will be glad you did.  And as we say…….

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He even gave the homeless the shirt off his back