Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Sad Hero story

Grandfather still in critical after saving baby

This story is about a loving Grandfather who saved his 11 day old grand-daughter from a speeding truck on the streets of Littleton, Colorado on November 28, 2008. (This was the night that Dave and I went to Melting Pot with my parents, it must have been right around the corner from us)

"Lewin, known as Jim to his family and friends, was pushing his 11-day-old granddaughter, Sara, in a stroller at South Prince Street and West Church Avenue in downtown Littleton on Nov. 28. The city was hosting its annual Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony.

Lewin's son-in-law Kris Miller says as they crossed the street, he heard a vehicle accelerating. Lewin was behind Miller with baby Sara.

He, with super-human force, tried to push the stroller out of the way," said Lewin's wife Carol. "And then he was hit."

Police say the truck dragged the 65-year-old approximately 75 feet before coming to a stop. " (taken from the 9 News website)

This is a horrifically sad story that could have turned out even more tragic had this man not sacrificed himself for his grand-daughter, his daughter's heart and the rest of his adoring family.

Please keep Jim and his loving family in your thoughts. They will need so much love this holiday season and beyond.

They have a site for updates on his condition, please go and send your support and thoughts!

Thank you.


Abby said...

Wow. I hadn't heard about that. How sad.

nancy said...

How heartbreaking. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I hadn't heard about this - how horrible! :(