St. Joesph Teen Injured Trying to Save Neighbor from Fire

Full story: Fox4KC

St. JOSEPH, MO - A 13-year-old St. Joseph boy is recovering from injuries he suffered while pulling an elderly neighbor from his burning home.
Comments
1 - 20 of 54 Comments Last updated Jan 12, 2010
First Prev
of 3
Next Last
Ash

Platte City, MO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Jan 11, 2010
 
It's encouraging to read that such a young boy would have such courage and compassion to help his elderly neighbor. Very sad to read that the neighbor didn't make it.
bjb

Kansas City, MO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Jan 11, 2010
 
God bless this heroic young man and the parents who taught him to put other people before himself.
Pappy

Macon, MO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Jan 11, 2010
 

Judged:

1

A really great young man. Helps boost my faith in the young generation. Hope the burns heal real quick.
alk

Madison, NJ

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Jan 11, 2010
 
More younge people need to do things like this.
USMC79

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Jan 11, 2010
 
What an outstanding, brave, young man. Too bad it didn't end better for the neighbor. I especially like the last line of the article "Putting his life on the line for others is something Handsome plans to pursue later in life. He wants go into the military." He should certainly be welcomed when the time come.

Semper Fi young man.
jcgross

Saint Paul, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Jan 11, 2010
 
what a remarkable young man. I know many adults that wouldnt do something so heroic. It is so great to see that there are still good people out there willing to help others. God bless
Thomas R Scheuermann

Germany

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Jan 11, 2010
 

Judged:

1

Wow, a job very well done!
Preston, you have done more than most people will ever do - and I am not talking about professionals (fire fighters, police, Military, medics etc).
You have risked your own life in order to safe another.
It was also said you would like to do this as a profession and join the military. Wow!
Until then if you haven't done already may I suggest to join the Boy Scout? There you do learn a lot of important skills to help others in many ways and best off all if you do become an Eagle Scout the Military (and many companies) will honor this as you join.
Goatman

Yuma, AZ

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Jan 11, 2010
 
Other could utilize this brave young man as an example. if more were like him we would be a closer nation. He is wise and brave beyond his years....
IzOnleeMee

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Jan 11, 2010
 
Mr. Handsome (Great name, by the way) is what a hero IS............
ImRight

Grand Forks, ND

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Jan 11, 2010
 
Stalwart action.
AnimalLover

Colchester, CT

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Jan 11, 2010
 
What a brave young man!
The Raven

New Philadelphia, OH

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Jan 11, 2010
 

Judged:

1

Preston...

People from all over America (I'm in Ohio) are reading about your heroism!!!

What pride your mother must feel.

Thank you...
ktchths

Aurora, CO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Jan 11, 2010
 
WOW! What else is there t say?
sharkbomb

Hood River, OR

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
Jan 11, 2010
 
Good boy, Mr. Handsome.
mom0f3

Santa Maria, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
Jan 11, 2010
 
You are a great person and your must have been raised by one too! Thank you for helping!!!!!!!
John

Thailand

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Jan 11, 2010
 
This is kind of person we need to run our country, unselfish and care for other.
Gina

Arnold, MO

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
Jan 11, 2010
 
You were already a an exceptional person just to care about the well being of your elderly neighbor, but risking your life is heroic. I hope you heal quickly.
Dbie Johnson

Newport, KY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Jan 11, 2010
 

Judged:

1

1

1

Son, if you do join the military.... I have no doubt you will be successful. Your actions may not have saved your neighbor's life, but without you, he may not have had any chance at all. You're a brave boy. Your family must be incredibly proud of you.
ENCOURAGED

AOL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#19
Jan 11, 2010
 
alk wrote:
More younge people need to do things like this.
I'd be pleased to see more young people think like this lad, even if they didn't think they could act on their thoughts. Congratulations to both Preston and his parents! They taught him empathy, and he learned well.
Coaster

Baltimore, MD

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Jan 11, 2010
 

Judged:

3

1

I'm sorry your neighbor didn't make it. There wasn't anything more you could have done. Look at it like this - he could have died alone and scared in his home, but he had your company shortly before the end - and he knew he wasn't alone. That means a lot.

May all your pain (and grief) heal quickly.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Kansas City Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
MO Ferguson Police Are Being Relieved Of Their Dut... 2 hr Son of Anarchy 1,185
MO Ferguson Police Chief Just Shocked Everyone Wit... 2 hr baby boomer 288
pitbull puppies for sale $200 4 hr philphil3100 1
MO Who do you support for U.S. Senate in Missouri ... (Oct '10) 4 hr RNC Rightwing NUT... 96,776
grey goose 6 hr Enter username 3
The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. Are Mo... (Nov '10) 7 hr Chuck 18,763
I hate kansas city, missouri (Jun '10) 9 hr Annonymous 145

Search the Kansas City Forum:
•••
•••
•••

Kansas City Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Kansas City People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Kansas City News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Kansas City
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••