Saturday, February 06, 2010
Teen Catches Toddler Falling from Window
The curious little guy was peering out an upstairs window watching his brother play outside when eighth-grader Cary Clevenger noticed him and told him to get back from the window sill.
On the way down Cannon tumbled from the window and bounced off a wall lamp before falling into Cary's waiting arms.
"He fell out, and I stepped up and towards it, the window, and I just held out my hands and caught him," Cary said. Amazingly, they both hit the ground, unharmed.
"He was crying, so I knew he was alive, I really didn't think... I thought the worst," "I just took Cannon, ripped all of his clothes off to make sure there was nothing bleeding or broken, and he was fine."Just to be sure, Christie took the toddler to the emergency room. She said although he was fine, she has trouble forgiving herself.
Since the incident the Jamison's have made a couple major changes. The window now has a lock on it and it can only be opened 'five or so inches'.
"We actually hope that this story will raise awareness for other families with two-story homes to secure the windows, especially if they have little kids. You never know," words from a thankful mom.
Meanwhile, Cary has been recognized as a hero by his principal at Dahlstrom Middle School and by his church.