Child Hero

5-Year-Old Praised for Saving Family From Potentially Deadly House Fire

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A 5-year-old Michigan boy is being hailed a hero after alerting his mother to a house fire and helping save his siblings’ lives.

Juwan Perry, Jr., woke up last Friday around 4:40 a.m. to smoke and immediately began yelling for his mother—an act she said saved the family from a deadly catastrophe.

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“If it wasn’t for Juwan, we probably all would be dead,” mom Britteny Lee told WXYZ-TV, becoming tearful as she recounted what unfolded. “If it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t be here. He is my hero. Always.”

The small child’s call for Lee sent her jumping out of bed. She then discovered the unthinkable.

“I instantly jumped up and ran,” Lee told the outlet. “By the time I made it to their room, everything was on fire.”

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She immediately started gathering her seven children to get them out of the home and to safety. Tragically, the home was totally lost, but everyone walked away safe and unscathed.

“We lost everything,” Lee said.

Still, she’s grateful for her family’s safety. {eoa}

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