Kent Co. boy honored for helping save...

Kent Co. boy honored for helping save canoeist

There are 3 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from May 6, 2008, titled Kent Co. boy honored for helping save canoeist. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A boy and his grandmother were honored for their part in saving a man who almost drowned in near-freezing waters.

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#1 May 6, 2008
With so much Doom and Gloom in this world today, it's nice to know that there is still some Good and Decent people out there. Both are true Heroes and deserve to be honored.
Thank You.
Gail in Wyoming

Canton, MI

#2 May 6, 2008
Thank God the little boy noticed the situation and alerted his grandmother. Also, thank God, that she had the determination to think fast and help save this man.

What a great story!

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 May 7, 2008
A reminder to all that ordinary people can be heroes to those in need. Everyday, there are situations that arise where we have the opportunity to offer help - as small as holding a door for someone with their arms full, to saving someone's life.

Kudos to Ms. VanZee and her grandson for their awareness of their surroundings and quick actions!

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