Joy Break: Girl With Cerebral Palsy Saves 1-Year-Old Brother From Drowning
When we turn on our television or smart phones we are bombarded with news that brings us down. Where are all the good stories? Those stories are still there. Here’s one that we hope will bless you.
Nine-year-old Lexie Comeau-Jackson from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a hero. The little girl, who has cerebral palsy, saved the life of her one-year-old brother when he fell into the family pool.
A Little Hero
Lexie was getting ready to celebrate her birthday. Her grandmother and mom lost track of her little brother Leeland. He decided to jump in the pool. Lexie, who can’t talk or walk, began to scream loudly.
“I was upstairs changing for the party, her dad was picking up her older brother, and my mom was in the kitchen, when suddenly I just heard Lexie screaming,” said Kelly Jackson, Lexie’s mom. “I panicked and immediately thought, ‘Oh no, she must have fallen off her chair.'”
Lexie’s grandma ran toward her, but Lexie was pointing toward the pool. She realized that Leeland was gone.
Kelly looked out the window “and there, at the edge of the pool, I saw his little head. I began to panic, and my mom quickly ran towards him and pulled him out.”
If it wasn’t for Lexie’s quick thinking, things might have turned out differently. “At that moment, it was so scary,” said Kelly. “We thought it was not going to end well, we hugged him a million times. In two seconds a life can change and we are just thankful that Lexie was so quick to alert us.”
“Heroes come in all sizes,” Halifax Mayor Mike Savage tweeted. “It was a real pleasure to recognize young Lexi for alerting her mom when her toddler brother made a dash for the pool.”
— Office of the Mayor (@MikeSavageHFX) July 4, 2018