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.
A family out of Idaho was on a camping trip when three of their children set out on their UTV. Twelve-year-old Lucas was driving with his two younger sisters in the passenger seat when the vehicle overturned. When Lucas screamed out in pain, his brother heard the cries and was able to flip the vehicle off of him.
A man who had been camping nearby came running and went to work applying bandages and a tourniquet. The quick response and first aid that he applied kept Lucas alive, preventing him from bleeding out. Within 15 minutes, Lucas’ mother arrived, and he was airlifted via a helicopter to the hospital. While his sisters suffered minor bumps and bruises, Lucas sustained most of the damage with multiple fractures.
Lucas’s mom set out to find the man who saved her son’s life and was able to eventually track him down through social media. He is a construction worker who is also a search and rescue volunteer, and he wished to remain anonymous. Lucas’ mom is extremely grateful to him for his quick action and hopes her son’s story will remind people to do good and look out for each other.
Learn more about this story as featured by East Idaho News.
No doubt – if you see something, try to do something if you can. So, we honor a hero this week who prefers his anonymity but without him, a life could’ve been lost. Thanks for doing the right thing wherever you are!
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!