Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hero of the Week

When did bad news become the only news? That's the question I asked myself right before I decided to write this column a few weeks ago. In light of all that is wrong with this world, I wanted to spotlight (if only for a day) all that is right.

For this weeks column I chose to spotlight two brothers and a group of good samaritans from Milwaukee.

As volunteer firefighters, John and Joel Rechlitz are used to answering the call of duty. But last Sunday, when the call came from John's wife, they had no idea what was in store for them.

A few blocks away, a mother and her 2 children became trapped in their SUV after the mother fell asleep at the wheel. Quickly, their car became engulfed in flames. Witnesses of the accident tried to free the family by kicking in the windows.

While John and Joel rescued the mother and her two year old through the front windshield, they noticed a second child trapped in his car seat and beginning to burn.

Thanks to the heroic actions of John, Joel, and the members of the community of Milwaukee, all three family members made it out of the burning car alive. I have included a link to the story here, as well as a video feed.

May you all arrive at your destinations safely today and always. And may there always be angels watching over you like those brave citizens of Milwaukee.

For a little fun tonight, don't forget to stop by Ann's for a cocktail and a chance to meet some new friends! Have a wonderful weekend!


Anonymous said...

What a story! Amazing.

Visiting from SITs

blueviolet said...

I'm so glad that ended in a good way. What an amazing story!