Skip to comments.Missouri Western Football Players Save Toddler Trapped Inside Hot Car
Posted on 09/06/2011 3:31:54 PM PDT by rawhide
Two Missouri Western football players have made a family fans for life after pulling a toddler out of a locked car on a day when temperatures reached 95 degrees.
Defensive backs Jack Long and Shane Simpson were driving away from football practice on Aug. 23 when they saw a woman frantically beating on the window of a car. They decided to turn around and see if they could help.
"We thought she maybe had locked her keys in the car, but then thought that was kind of an extreme thing to do for keys," said Long.
When the stopped, Teresa Gall told them she had accidentally locked her 17-month-old grandson, Liam, in the car -- with the keys.
"I was panicked and horrified," Gall told KSHB-TV. "He was crying and getting sick, and I couldn't get to him."
She and other family members weren't able to break the window while Liam was throwing up and beginning to lose consciousness.
"I couldn't believe it.We were hitting the glass as hard as we could and nothing," Gall said. "All I could think was `God please send somebody."'
Simpson broke the window with one swing and Liam was rescued from the car. He was dehydrated but otherwise fine.
Gall offered the players money but they declined. They invited Gall to the Griffons' opening game on Sept. 1
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Good kids, God sent them.
Yes and amen!
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. John 15:7
Heroes. God bless them for taking notice and taking action.
Thanks for posting this.
When my Sister and her husband were stationed in Sicily, she did the exact same thing and reacted the same way.
A group of men came up and one of them immediately figured out what was happening and broke the lock on the vent window and opened the door.
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What was funny in reading the comments on the link is how libs were accusing it of being fabricated because it was a “Fox” link. Then somebody pointed out it was an AP story on a “Fox” website, and suddenly nobody brought up the source.
It’s good to read about some college football players doing the right thing.
These sound like fine young men and the university should be proud of them.
This happened to a lady in TX where I was a newspaper editor. While we were putting the weekly edition “to bed”, we received word that there was a problem at a local mall in front of the K-Mart.
It was a hot summer day and a lady had accidentally locked her 2 month old in her truck with the keys inside. She was in a real panic. The police and the ambulence arrived, opened the truck door with their burglar tools, and took the child into the ambulence to be checked by the paramedics. We all waited anxiously until the paramedics came out of the ambulence to annouce that the baby was fine — just need his diaper changed. Smiles broke out all around.
I got an interview with the mom, and we featured it as a birth announcement.
God often sends people in place of angels to help others in a time of need. I have a friend who had a daughter born with spina bifida. They often had to take her to an out of state hospital for treatment and care and several times experienced problems but someone always came around to provide whatever was needed.
Once, in the middle of nowhere, my friend had major car trouble. Along came a mechanic, determined the problem, loaded up my friend and the two children and took them to his home where his wife made them comfortable for the night while the mechanic traveled quite a distance to get the parts needed. He charged her for the parts only and would not take a penny more.
Now isn’t that one of God’s “earthly angels?”
What is wrong with people?
DH and I were in a CostCo lot about two years ago on a 100 degree day walking toward the entrance when we heard a baby crying — INSIDE a car in a car seat with all the windows up. I whipped out my cell phone and tried to call 911 (WITH NO LUCK) while DH looked for an unlocked door. I couldn’t believe it!! The baby was red, sweating and crying. Finally I yelled at DH to go to the truck to get the large wrench so I could smash one of the windows. A few minutes later, and I was afraid the baby was not going to be alive.
A frantic woman came running from no where —no English— got into the car and screeched off!! The police finally showed up and the manager of CostCo came running too — I was so upset that I didn’t get the license plate or make of the car. The police took off in the direction of the car, but I don’t think they caught up with the woman and her baby.
Yes, God sends us the help we need when we need it. - Last winter, we had a wreck in which the car was totaled after being struck and rolling over down an embankment. - Someone called an ambulance, and an ER doctor from Vanderbilt Hospital happened along on his way home from work even before the ambulance got there. He took charge of triage with the ambulance attendants and was very helpful and reassuring to us. Coincidence? Nope, I don’t believe in coincidences.
Another good story from last week.
Wonderful story... I had to laugh when the one defensive back broke the window with “one swing”. What fantastic people!
You’re quite right my FRiend. Loved reading your wonderful post.
Is it just me, or has anyone else wondered why the kid was dehydrated and throwing up if this had “just happened”? Seems to me that the kid must have been there for a while first. Anyone else think this was odd?
I noticed that too. But the best I can do is pray that this incident taught the mother a lesson.
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