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Heartwarming Story of How 11-Year-Old Saved Friend From Being Crushed

Society & Culture  (tags: rescue, 11-year-old, Rochester, MN, hero )

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Just in time for the holidays - a Rochester, Minnesota miracle.


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RC d (418)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 3:13 pm
Isn't this great? What a quick-witted brave child!

. (0)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 3:36 pm
He certainly is . Cate ! Wonderful story , thanks.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 3:42 pm
Noted! Glad to see a story with a happy ending. Thanks Cate.

Blacktiger P (247)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 3:50 pm
Kinda makes up for the bad press kids get eh? There is a higher percent of decent kids with big hearts and I'm happy to see one getting kudos for a change. Noted Thanks Cate.

James M (190)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 3:50 pm
"I think I did a very good thing," what a great kid!

Joycey B (750)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 3:56 pm
What a brave little hero. Noted. Thanks Cate.

Pamela R (159)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 4:05 pm
You've brightened my day with this article, Cate.... Thank you.

Michele DiGiorgi (320)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 4:55 pm
Oh Cate..thank you ever so's so heartwarming to know that a child can save another one in desperate need...this is such a beautiful Christmas story..what a beautiful soul this child, Shawn is. He is truly blessed. My son would have done the same thing..there are many great children that love to help others in this case, he was there at the right time...Thanks be to the Universe..hope the little girl is okay...Bless you Cate, Shawn and the Universal powers that be..this is so happily noted...
Many blessings to all our of beautiful children in the world..

nurith k (93)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 4:59 pm
bright kid, right action at the right time, i am proud of him!!! cate, they didn't let me send you a star, sorry!!!!!

Stephen Hannon (203)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 5:34 pm
That was an excellent story, and I was pleased to read that the girl was okay, thanks to Shawn.

Thanks for sharing this Cate.

Jennie B (14)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 5:44 pm
I love this kid! There is such great hope for the future....Noted.

Brandy Huston (230)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 6:03 pm
Thank you for the wonderful story Cate.

Gail L (30)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 6:38 pm
Thanks very interesting story.

Michael Brewster (412)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 7:33 pm
I am so proud of this boy for his quick thinking and I have to admit, he is a hero in this case. I do also hope that a lesson has been learned by many in this case. Actually 2 lessons. Lesson 1, is never drive a car unless you have a good spare tire along with a full jack to lift the car, and 2, that before you even start the car, or get in, check behind the car to make sure that no person or anything is behind the car and then double check again just before putting the vechile in reverse to make sure it is still clear as you never know when someone will step behind your vechile. This is a accident that should have never have happened if the mother would have been driving by the rules of driving. I guess for her, the lucky thing is that it was her own child she hit and not someone elses child, as if it had been someone elses child, even though things turned out well, she most likely would have been sued over this. I do hope that the city will give this boy some kind of a award for what he did to save this girls life.

Michael Owens (1647)
Friday December 21, 2007, 12:34 am
That is great of the boy God bless him. Michael

Past Member (0)
Friday December 21, 2007, 4:25 am
noted, i don't think he's one that we have to worry about...:)

Carolyn T (234)
Friday December 21, 2007, 6:39 am
Noted. Michael, your reminder to us of these two points is truly important, for the child could have been released much sooner had the jack been operable and, to be fair, had her daughter been in her line of sight.
What a blessing all around that she sustained no serious injuries, and that a guardian angel in the form of Shawn was there to immediately react. Kudos to his loving heart and to the guidance he is getting at home, school, and in his life.

Jenna D (13)
Friday December 21, 2007, 7:11 am
What a brave kid!

Merry L (74)
Friday December 21, 2007, 11:47 am
What a heart warming story and GREAT kid!

Eternal Optimist (115)
Friday December 21, 2007, 6:20 pm
Noted. Wonderful story Cate, thanks :)

serge vrabec (278)
Friday December 21, 2007, 6:48 pm
Great, uplifting sory, thx Cate.

Elainna Crowell (174)
Saturday December 22, 2007, 2:19 am
Thank you Cate! This is the kind of story I need to read in the middle of the night. I'm so very proud for that boy and his family!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2007, 8:06 am
My daughter is 11 also and I know that kids who are raised in a caring house will be caring people. This boy is such a sweetheart and deserves to be rewarded for his actions.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2007, 4:35 pm
wonderful, wonderful story....thanks for posting...noted

Patrick Cardwell (24)
Tuesday December 25, 2007, 6:00 am
This is the spirt of love and blessings. The right person at the right time doing the right thing ... and there is no God... AMAZING!!!

Melissa J B (12)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:34 am
What a smart lad for not panicking and going to snag his Dad's car jack.
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