Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I'm barely squeaking this entry in before Tuesday turns into Wednesday. I've been waiting a week to tell about this wonderful boy, so I wasn't about to miss this opportunity to sing his praises over at Pass the Torch.

Last week Josh Marlin, a sophomore at a nearby school, noticed that the school bus that he was riding on was veering toward the ditch. He went to the front of the bus and realized that the driver had passed out. Within 32 seconds, Josh managed to put the bus in neutral, pull it over to the side of the road, direct another student to dial 9-1-1 and get every student off the bus. All of that in 32 seconds! Josh then proceeded to do CPR on the bus driver (who was having a heart attack) until paramedics arrived.

Unfortunately, the driver passed away a week after the incident. It is so sad that he did not make it. But think about how much worse it could have been. Josh prevented an accident that could have injured and/or killed all of the other students on the bus, plus any other people in cars that could have been involved if he had not reacted so quickly.

Josh may be young and inexperienced, but he is most definitely a hero. I know there are many, many thankful students, parents, relatives and friends who feel the same.

Posted @ 11:09 PM ~ 2 comments

Post a Comment