Observant 10-Year-Old Saves Elderly Neighbor's Life


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A ten-year-old from Howell, Michigan is being hailed a hero thanks to his persistence that led to saving the life of an elderly neighbor. The chain of events unfolded late in the evening on Saturday, January 26th, when Danny DiPietro was being driven home from hockey practice by his dad.

That's when the young boy noticed an open garage and a figure that he believed was a dog outside a condominium complex near his house. Given the extremely cold weather, the young boy got a feeling something was not right. But instead of dismissing it like most kids his age would have, he insisted that his mother, Dawn, go investigate what was going on. Dawn tried to convince Danny that no one would leave a dog out in such frigid weather, but he refused to take no for an answer.

Dawn finally succumbed and decided to take a stroll to the area with the family dog and see if there was any truth to Danny's hunch. Sure enough, as she got closer to the condominium complex she noticed a garage that was wide open and a hunched up figure, waving frantically. Upon getting there, she realized that it was not a dog the young boy had seen, but Kathleen St. Onge. The 80-year-old had slipped on some ice in her garage and had been lying there for two hours, unable to get up.

Dawn rushed home to get her husband for help and call 911. The two then returned with some blankets to cover Ms. St. Onge, while they waited for the ambulance to arrive. Though still in hospital, the elderly woman is recovering well and eternally grateful to Danny, for following up on his hunch!

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  • jb9
    jb9Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:00 am
    Danny was GREAT!!! Feel better Mrs.ST. Onge
    • renegade5
      renegade5Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 5:09 pm
      So awesome ! Danny is truly great 👍
      • gvmdlz
        gvmdlzSaturday, July 18, 2020 at 10:19 am
        Wow. I wouldn't expected that to happen! #WowWowWow! 😉
        • wolfieland
          wolfielandSaturday, July 18, 2020 at 7:21 am
          wow cool
          • animereina2020
            animereina2020Friday, July 17, 2020 at 12:46 pm
            Danny is a life saver! We need to be spreading kindness at all times, and especially these times with COVID 19. I am glad that he saved her. I thought that it was very kind and inspiring.
            • animereina2020
              animereina2020Friday, July 17, 2020 at 12:46 pm
              Soon this COVID 19 stuff will be history, and we will have to tell stories about it to our children!
              • jb9
                jb9Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:01 am
                Yup. That is what my grandpa says
                • wolfieland
                  wolfielandSaturday, July 18, 2020 at 7:21 am
              • rockey202
                rockey202Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1:27 pm
                That's so nice of that little boy
                • 6feetapart
                  6feetapartWednesday, July 15, 2020 at 12:53 pm
                  Wow...so cute..yet so sa😉😊😊😊😊😢😢😢
                  • bethink
                    bethinkWednesday, July 15, 2020 at 8:53 am
                    Danny is so nice!!
                    • teagytornado101
                      teagytornado101Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:23 am
                      Omg. Wow. Very good Job to Danny. (And of course his family to for also helping)
                      • leiker1414
                        leiker1414Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 12:27 pm
                        I would get emotional, too he saved her life.