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Heroes of the Week: Julia Koch and Charlie Lovelady


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.


This week, we share a story from Michigan.

First grade teacher Julia Koch was teaching her virtual class when she got a call from a grandparent who was having technical difficulties getting her grandchildren’s tablets signed in for the class.  The teacher immediately noticed something was wrong with the way Cynthia Phillips was speaking. Julia said that Cynthia didn’t sound like herself – her words were jumbled and she wasn’t coherent. That’s when Mrs. Koch yelled for her principal Charlie Lovelady.

Mr. Lovelady got on the phone with the grandmother and having had his own father suffer from a stroke, he recognized that she was displaying all the same symptoms. He immediately called 911 to go to her house. Mr. Lovelady then told her to remain calm and that help was on the way.

As it turned out, Cynthia was in fact having a stroke. She is now recovering in the hospital. She said that she can’t thank the principal and Ms. Koch for their quick thinking which saved her life.

Learn more about this story as covered by CNN.

Kix’s Response:

Wow… you talk about a team of people coming together to look out after one another! That is a strong community and goes to show you that great teachers go so far beyond just teaching our children. In such unprecedented times, its good to see how people have adjusted and are there for each other.

So, this week our ACC Heroes are Ms, Koch and Mr. Lovelady at Edgewood Elementary School in Michigan. Great job!




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!

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