Thank You Brandon

An example of a local hero.


My wife and I took our kids to a birthday party at Monkey Joe's on Saturday.  All was going well when I noticed a worker running towards a play set yelling for the kids to get out now.  I didn't understand at first what was going on, but noticed the worker was frantic.  Just then I realized the set was losing air and collapsing.  The sounds of screaming and chaos ensued.  In a panic, I tried to lift the collapsing corner.  The combination of the weight and the suction of the air made it impossible to do anything but watch the event unfold.  Knowing the playset had a tunnel in the back with obstacles, I realized kids would be trapped.  I leaned into the set, pulled a child out and tried to get back in but couldn't.  Shotly after, I realized my daughter was rescued. 

When the dust settled, I walked over and shook the hand of the worker who saved my little girl.  Brandon is an example of a hero.  He did not run from danger, he ran towards it. 

Thank you Brandon!  Amid the chaos and screaming, you kept your composure and prevented what could have been a potential nightmare scenario.  You are a hero.

Tom Bartman

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Tom Murray March 19, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Thanks for sharing this story Tom. You are correct: Brandon is a true hero and I'm glad you let people know about him.


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