- 9-year-old Lexie Comeau-Drisdelle has cerebral palsy and can't walk or talk, but she is hailed as a hero after she saved her baby brother from drowning
- Lexie has been given a hero status in her hometown of Halifax, Canada
- Her little brother is alive today thanks to her quick response
Young Lexie's heroic act happened a while ago in May, but her bravery only became truly known recently.
Lexie and her family were preparing for her 9th birthday when her little brother, Leeland, (18 months old) wandered off. Lexie has cerebral palsy - a movement or muscle disorder that is caused by damage to the brain.
With all the adults occupied with preparing for the birthday celebrations, Lexie decided to keep an eye on her brother.
When little Leeland ended up jumping in the family pool outside, Lexie knew she had to do something.
Because she could not call for help or save her brother herself , she gave the loudest scream her little lungs could manage.
Her family rushed to her aid, thinking something happened to her. She kept screaming and pointed outside.
The adults realised something must be wrong outside the house and that was when they noticed the little boy in the pool. Lexie's grandmother quickly pulled the boy from the water and took him inside.
They called the emergency services and with the help of the emergency line operator they could stabilise the boy and take him to the hospital.
Leeland walked away from the incident with no harm done.
Lexie was recognised as a hero by the Halifax mayor for her response. The Halifax police department also tipped their hats to the 9-year-old.
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