Sunday, July 27, 2008

A true Hero

Over a year ago when I was pregnant with Camden, I met another woman on the Due in December 2007 message board on AOL. She was due with a little boy also, right in the same week that Camden was expected. We have kept in contact since the message board has disbanded and everyone went on their own ways, and the other day I learned some troubling news.

She (Carissa) has a younger brother (22 years old) who is an avid motorcycle rider, fell 36 feel on Monday evening while carrying her two year old daughter from their third floor apartment. During this fall, her brother saved her 2 year old daughter Rory's life, but almost lost his own in the mean time.

Now, this 22 year old man has a back broken in 5 different places, and may never make it out of a wheel chair again. All to save the life of his niece.

In my opinion, this man is a true hero.


Melissa said...

OMG! I remember Carissa and her beautiful family. Her brother is an amazing person, and I hope he'll be okay.

mom2natnkatncj said...

Wow, amazing. And the little 2 year old is okay? What a selfless act. Let me tell you I know my brother wouldn't do the same for one of my children.

The Elwood Family said...

Yes, her two year old Rory only have a couple little scratchs.