HAZEL GREEN, Ala.(WHNT) – A Hazel Green boy has proven that heroism does not have an age requirement.
9 year-old Hunter Shoop received a life-saving award from the Madison County Fire Marshal Tuesday night during the regular monthly meeting of the Hazel Green Elementary PTA.
The award stems from an incident that took place in November 2010. The then 7 year-old was at home with his grandma when she suddenly collapsed on the floor. Hunter dialed 911, and then held open the front door by leaning against it with his body since one of his arms was broken at the time.
Hunter told WHNT News 19 that he had no idea he would be recognized nearly two years later.
“I forgot, I thought everybody forgot about it,” said the clearly surprised fourth-grader. “I was really scared and my arm was hurt, so I could only hold the phone with my left hand.”
First reponders said Hunter’s action saved the life of his grandmother, who was also in attendance Tuesday.