Monday, August 23, 2010
The Little Hero
A very heartwarming story involving the three year old girl pictured above. From CNN:
"Alesaundra Tafoya's parents have been teaching their daughter about safety in their Northern California community, pointing out such safe havens as fire stations if she ever finds herself in trouble.
They weren't, however, expecting 3-year-old Alesaundra to call upon those lessons when one of them needed help -- but that's exactly what she did Friday when her father collapsed in their Manteca, California, home.
Alesaundra did exactly what she was taught -- walking two blocks to reach Fire Station 243, a firehouse the family passes daily.
Once there, she told firefighters that her dad was "frozen" and wouldn't wake up, according to KOVR.
"I've been here over 20 years," Capt. Robert Villalovoz said. "It's the first time I've had a 3-year-old walk up to the fire station."
Doctors told KOVR that without the prompt medical attention, Frank Tafoya would have died.
"She's been listening," her mother said Saturday. "What we've been teaching her she's been listening and that's good."
This goes to show you that when parents raise and teach their children right they can be of great value.
CNN: Toddler walks two blocks to reach medical help for her father