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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:36 PM
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5 Yr Old Rescued from Burning SUV 2 Months Ago Leaves Hospital
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 06:37 PM by RamboLiberal
D.J. Harper was nearly killed in a fiery car crash two months ago. But the 5-year-old boy was finally well enough to leave the hospital Tuesday, something his family says is nothing short of a miracle.

The Harper family of Tennessee was visiting Wisconsin in July when their SUV ran off the road in a Milwaukee neighborhood and burst into flames.

An entire community raced to the rescue and pulled D.J.'s mother and sister from the burning car. One neighbor ran to the scene and began breaking the car's window with a baseball bat, but D.J. remained trapped in a booster seat.

John Rechlitz and brother Joel saw the crash and did not think twice about jumping into the melting car to try to rescue the young boy.

"As soon as you crawl in you see the boy screaming and reaching for help," said Joel Rechlitz, a Milwaukee fireman.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/community-helps-year-dram...


5-year-old D.J. Harper nearly died in a fiery car crash in Milwaukee this summer. Bandaged and burned, D.J. is finally well enough to leave the hospital.
(Courtesy HelpingDavid.com)

And the Recklitz family went above and beyond to help the family replace lost possessions, took them in to a relatives home and are helping them find a house with a bathtub and no stairs. After all the stupid MF'ers I've read about today this story helps show that there a lot of good people out there.
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:38 PM
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1. Poor little guy.
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abelenkpe2 Donating Member (274 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:50 PM
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2. great story
I hope DJ gets all the medical care and love he needs to live a long long healthy happy life.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:52 PM
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3. Nearly a tragedy...
But with the help of some very good people, this story has a happy ending...

There are a lot of good people out there, indeed...

K&R

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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:54 PM
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4. I can't imagine the terror that little guy has endured
thank goodness for the kindness of strangers when the chips are down.

and yes, may the whole family have healthcare easliy for the rest of their lives!
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