This is probably the one of the most heart-wrenching stories I have ever read . . .
This is a story about a little eight year old boy living in upstate New York who after helping six of his relatives from the fire burning in their home, went back in to save his grandfather. Neither he nor his grandfather survived the fire. We are talking about an eight year-old boy. A little boy that acted like a man trying to save his family. Truly a hero amongst men.
And, it is so cool that the community in which he lives and nearby, honored him as a hero. The boy was given a Firefighters Funeral and made an Honorary Firefighter by local Firemen, Basketball Players from the local college performed as pallbearers, and even his Fourth Grade Teacher spoke during the funeral.
When you think of the bravery of such a youngster, it was a beautiful way to honor him . . .