Hero of the Week: Jessica Bauer

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.

Jessica Bauer was at home in Michigan when she heard her neighbor screaming, “He’s in the water!” Jessica ran outside where she saw a four-year-old boy in the lake. The boy, who has autism, lives next door to her and was being watched that day by his grandmother.

Jessica tossed her phone to the ground and jumped into the water to save the little boy. She professed to not being the best swimmer but felt fear overcome her as she saw this little boy in trouble. Her instincts just kicked in and she was able to pull him to safety.

The young boy’s mother says Jessica is her hero. As for Jessica, she was overcome with emotion after the incident, saying she couldn’t believe what just happened.

Learn more about this story as covered by Inside Edition.

Kix’s Response:

We’re happy to honor Jessica Bauer of Michigan as 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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