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Team Helps Save Boy

Here is a story that just reminds us that there are some wonderful kids out there in the world today. A middle school student was by himself over by  Fenton High School football field.  He was approached by a middle aged man the boy ran away towards the football field.  When the football team saw what was happening they got between the man and the young boy.  The man was gesturing to the boy to come to him.  The boy told the team, “Do let him take me”.  They not only got him away from the man but even took a picture of his license plate and a description of his vehicle.  The team came together as a team to help rescue the boy.  They feel like they learned what to do by seeing this scenerio from movies and tv.  The police said they could not arrest the man since he did not actually do anything wrong but they will keep an eye on him and thankfully that little boy is safe because of this team and how they jumped to his rescue.  Way to go boys.  Watching your surroundings always is the best.  Great job.

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Dog Saves Little Girl

This is a story from last winter about a little girl who wandered off from the family home.  Search and Rescue teams searched the area for 15 hours looking for missing three year old Victoria. She had wandered away from her home on a cold February night and got lost in the woods behind her house. Finally she was found and it was discovered that their family dog, Blue, a Queensland Heeler, had stayed with her all night and kept her warm in the cold temperatures. What a hero Blue is! Those that have pets in their family realize not only how much those pets mean to their family but also how much the family means to the pets.   You can tell it in this story of the little girl.  The dog knew she was not where she should be and that there was no one to take care of her except him.  So that is just what he did. He took care of her.  Who would know that it would turn out to be the family dog that saves her. What a great family member….even though he is a dog, he is a member of this family.

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Son Saves Dad After Two Days in Wilderness

A father and son took an adventure and everything went bad in an instant.  A boulder fell and hit his dad.  Charlie took care of his Dad for two day before he went for help. After his father was badly injured by a falling boulder in the Idaho backcountry, the teenager did everything in his power to make sure they both made it out alive. Charlie Wilstead Finlayson just started 8th grade at Eagle Middle School. The 13-year-old is a Boy Scout and loves the wilderness. Last week, his survival skills were put to the test after a scary situation in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.The teen was on a backpacking trip with his father, David Finlayson. As they were climbing a boulder fell and hit David. The 52-year-old’s left arm and leg were broken and he had a large gash on his shin. “At first I was freaking out a little bit, but after a few minutes I kind of calmed down and thought I have to help him out and get his sleeping bag and stuff,” said Charlie. “Charlie grabbed the first-aid kit the two had brought and helped bandage the open wound. He then ran a mile back to camp and grabbed sleeping bags and warm clothes. The next day, Charlie helped keep his dad fed and hydrated. The two decided that Charlie would have to hike 13 miles the next day, by himself, to get help.”I was saying a lot of prayers before I left,” said Charlie. It was an emotional goodbye. David wrote a note and handed it to his son so he could explain to anyone he encountered what had happened and where his dad was.As luck would have it, Charlie ran into two members of his own LDS church just three miles down the trail. They headed up to stay with his dad. Charlie kept hiking and eventually, he found another man who ended up running the next eight miles to call for help. Charlie hiked the rest of the way out. The sheriff called a helicopter to lift him to safety. What a brave young man.  We are all so proud of you Charlie.

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Autistic Son Pulls Mom from Burning Car

Tyler Gianchetta knew something was terribly wrong. Tyler and his mom were in the car driving. They were going somewhere in Long Island New York when as they were talking his mother stopped speaking to him.  ”She didn’t answer me”, he said. He even asked her if she was ignoring him.  She started shaking and and then crashed into a tree.  He immedately pulled his mom out of the burning car as the car burst into flames.  Tyler broke his own hand in the process but definately saved his mother’s life.  Tyler has autism and has beaten the odds as an 18 year old college honor student.  His dad said that they have always shown Tyler how to be responsible and take care of others.  His mother has no memory of the crash and why she blacked out.  He doesn’t want to be called a hero.  He knows that he did what he had to do to save his mom at whatever cost to himself.  It is amazing what strength we find in ourselves when put in an emergency situation.  Way to go Tyler. You have grown up to be an amazing young man.  Your mom and dad should be proud.

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Loyal Dog Saves Blind Owner

A golden retriever service dog named Figo saved a life when he leaped in front of a small school bus in an effort to protect his blind owner.”I’ve seen dogs protect their owners when an intruder is coming at them, but not from an automobile,” Brewster Village’s chief of police John Del Gardo told ABC News. “I’ve never seen that before.”Audrey Stone, the woman that Figo guides, was walking through an intersection on North Main Street on Monday morning when a bus struck the pair in the center of the walkway, police said.”Right before it happened the dog did something really heroic,” Del Gardo said. “He sort of lunged at the bus. It injured his leg and paw, and the woman received multiple injuries. When EMS came, he [Figo] didn’t want to leave her side.”Brewster Fire Department’s second assistant chief Moe DeSantis, who was at the scene of the crash, said the bus was carrying two school children, and no one on the vehicle, including the driver, was injured.The driver, Chief Del Gardo said, was issued a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.Del Gardo added that Stone is currently being treated in the hospital with numerous fractures, three broken ribs, and a laceration to the head.Figo, who received an operation at Middlebranch Veterinary in Carmel, New York, is now doing well in his recovery process, according to his vet Dr. LouAnn Pfeifer.Pfeifer, who has been caring for eight-year-old Figo, said she is not surprised that he sacrificed himself for Stone.”This is what they’re trained for,” she said. “He’s a good boy. He’s been a patient of ours since he was in service of Miss. Stone and he is just a wonderful dog.”Pfeifer added that her facility will be holding onto to Figo upon Stone’s release from the hospital.

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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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