Dee Dee, 9-years old, and five other children were swimming in the backyard of Dee Dee’s grandmother’s house, when Dee Dee was faced with a life and death situation of her 6-year old uncle. Just learning how to jump into the deep end with his floaties on, Dee Dee’s uncle was sitting in the Jacuzzi. Unannounced he took his floaties off and made a dive into the deep end. Coming up for water and air only once, Dee Dee noticed her uncle drowning and jumped in to save him. Pulling him from the bottom of the deep end, Dee Dee was able to save her uncle from drowning.
Join us for our fourth annual Everyday Heroes Awards. Every day in our community ordinary people make extraordinary contributions, by putting their needs aside to help others in times of crisis. The American Red Cross is honored to salute these unsung heroes.
The awards will be presented at the Everyday Heroes breakfast, October 21, 2010, at 7:30am at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. They are presented by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross and Harrah’s Entertainment, with generous support from both Greenspun Media Group and 8 News Now and their Community Pride Partners: NV Energy and McDonald’s.