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 shine the spotlight on a 6-year-old German Shepherd named Sadie. She had been in a New Jersey shelter since her owner was unable to take care of her. Sadie had a fear of men which made it hard to find her a home. That is until Brian Myers walked into the shelter and saw Sadie. The bond was instant and within 20 minutes, Sadie was in the back of Brian’s car and headed home!
A few months later, Brian was diagnosed with COVID-19. During that time, Sadie never left his side. One night, he got out of bed and fell to the ground. Brian had suffered a stroke. He later found out that it was due to a blood clot caused from COVID. Well, Brian was unable to move and get to his phone. Sadie was right next to him, so he grabbed her collar, and she began to pull him across the bedroom to where his phone was. Thanks to Sadie he was able to call for help.
While Brian recovers in the hospital, Sadie is staying with his brother. He calls her every day and FaceTimes with her. Sadie puts her nose to the screen, wondering why she can’t reach him. Brian said that she saved his life, and he hopes that their story will encourage others to adopt rescue dogs.
Learn more about this story as covered by The Today Show.
Man, it’s hard to tell who rescued who here, but I think I’m going to go with rescue dog Sadie… Good work, girl! You are this week’s ACC Hero.
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!