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.
Nick Bostic just happened to be driving through his neighborhood in Lafayette, Indiana, when he saw a two-story house on fire. The 25-year-old pulled over immediately and ran towards the house. Nick saw kids running down the stairs and they told him they couldn’t find their baby sister, six-year-old Kaylani.
Nick ran through the smoke-filled home and found her. The stairs had given out and the only option he had was to jump out the window of the second floor with Kaylani in his arms.
The children’s parents were on a date when their 18-year-old daughter called to tell them the house was on fire. They arrived to find all their children were fine, including Kaylani who had received treatment by the EMTs. Nick received minor injuries and suffered from smoke inhalation but is fine. The family said they are thankful everyone ended up okay, and they now consider Nick part of their family.
Learn more about this story as covered by Chicago’s ABC 7.
Nick Bostic, of Indiana, for your heroism, we are happy to recognize you as 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!