Hero of the Week: Asher

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 this story from Big Lake, Minnesota, where four-year-old Asher saved the life of his mother, Rachel Milless.

Rachel, who suffers from asthma, was home sick with pneumonia and the flu and started to cough uncontrollably and couldn’t stop. She was unable to catch her breath and she started to panic. That’s when her little boy Asher saw what was happening and grabbed her nebulizer. He was able to put the meds in the little cup and put the tubes all together in the right place. He handed it to his mom and told her to breath.

Then, Asher grabbed his mom’s phone and was able to call his grandmother. She called her son, Rachel’s husband, who was out of town. When he realized there was trouble, he called Asher and walked him through calling 911. By the time paramedics arrived, Rachel had gone into septic shock. However, had it not been for Asher’s quick thinking, she probably wouldn’t have made it.

Rachel says she never taught her son how to put together the nebulizer, he just learned by watching her do it. The Shelburne County Sheriff presented Asher with The Life Saving Award from their department. The four-year-old is the youngest person to ever receive that award.

Learn more about this story as covered by CBS News.

Kix’s Response:

Wow! If you think they aren’t watching you, think again, folks! And, it’s a good thing he was such a good student… Asher, at just four years old, you are our 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!

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