Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Glades Youth Honored For Saving Life
MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Glades County honored two of its youth at a recent Glades County Commission meeting December 13, 2011 for doing the right thing.
Kelsey Ahern was given an award for getting her brother Collin and sister Chloe out of a submerged vehicle that had flipped over in a canal. Kelsey is the sixteen year old daughter of Robbie and Kell Ahern of Moore Haven.
Teale Humphries was given an award for performing CPR before 1st responders arrived at a scene. Teale Humphries is the eighteen year old daughter of George and Tammy Humphries of Moore Haven.
Both young ladies responded to the two separate incidents in a heroic manner putting the life of someone else above their own safety concerns. Glades County wanted to award them for their bravery in doing the right thing in such difficult emergencies.
“When people do the right thing or shine brighter than others they deserve to be acknowledged for their dedication and outstanding performance. I truly believe it encourages others to be the best they can be and go above and beyond everyday in whatever they do. I am very proud of Kelsey and Teal having the courage to step out of their safety zone to do the right thing,” said Angela Snow Colegrove of Glades County Emergency Management.
Glades County would like to thank the following for their donations for the young ladies: Rainbow Gardens, Toby Keith Fan Club, Domino’s Pizza in Clewiston and Mike Byrnes Jr. MMA Fighter.