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 this a story out of Spain. With just ten minutes left in a soccer game between Barcelona and Cadiz, the game abruptly stopped when someone in the stands needed emergency care.
Cadiz goalie Jeremias Ledesma grabbed his team’s medical equipment. He sprinted across the field and tossed it up to fans while the teams medical personnel went into action. They needed to use the defibrillator to resuscitate the man. After just a few minutes, he came to. He was then transferred to the hospital where he remains.
Ledesma is being called a hero for his quick action. He said that the game is just a game. It’s not life and death like it was for the man in the stands. He was happy he could help.
Unfortunately, when the game resumed, Cadiz fell to Barcelona 0-4.
For more, check out this story as covered by CNN.
Despite his team taking a loss in the game, I think it was a win for Jeremias and especially the man he helped. Jeremias, 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!