Hero of the Week: Majiah Washington

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.

Much of the country has been battling cold temperatures and crippling snow and those elements can turn everyday situations into dangerous circumstances.

In Oregon, a power line, hit by a large tree branch covered in ice, fell on top of one family’s car. From her window, their neighbor 18-year-old Majiah Washington watched them try to get out of the car to walk up the icy hill to their home. The father grabbed his nine-month-old out of the car seat and attempted to get up the hill only to fall back. As he slid down, his foot touched the downed power line and Majiah said she saw a flame and smoke. After seeing that, she called 911. The mother started to scream and went to grab the baby, but she also fell and was electrocuted. Then, the mother’s brother ran to help, and he was shocked as well.

Majiah ran outside, thinking they all had been killed. But then, she saw the baby’s head move. So, she carefully crouched down, very slowly. She bravely touched the father of the baby and didn’t feel a shock, so she reached for the baby and was able to grab him and get him to safety.

In her community, Majiah is being hailed as a hero because she risked her own life to save the infant.

Learn more about this story as covered by Portland’s local TV station KGW.

Kix’s Response:

Portland Fire and Rescue celebrated Majiah for her bravery that day. That little boy is alive because of her efforts.

Wow! What a story… Majiah Washington, in Portland, 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!

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