Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.
Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…
Linda Roberts wrote in to nominate her grandson Austin and granddaughter Molly as this week’s Hero. She writes:
My daughter is a diabetic and she’s about to start kidney dialysis. One morning, she collapsed and her son Austin found her. He couldn’t find her cell phone and since they live right next to the school, he ran there to call 911. My granddaughter, at just three years old, let the paramedics in the house.
They said that they got there just in time. If it wasn’t for Austin’s quick action of calling 911, things could’ve turned out differently. They surprised him at his school to honor him as a hero.
I think both Austin and my granddaughter are heroes for how they helped their mom that day. I think it’s so important that we teach all children about dialing 911 for emergencies.
Linda, thank you for writing in, and yes, I think every family should teach their kids about 911 and what to look for in case there is an emergency situation. So, we’d like to recognize Austin and his baby sister Molly as this week’s Heroes.
Nominate a Hero of the Week
Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!