- A young man from Gauteng is a hero after saving his father during a home invasion
- Matthew had helped his father walk 100m to a main road near their home to try and flag down a passing car for help
- Matthew has been awarded a Certificate of Bravery by Netcare as a reward for his brave rescue
Matthew Booysen, a young man from Gauteng, has been hailed a hero after saving his dad who had been shot multiple times during a home invasion.
Matthew had ignored the danger posed to himself by the attackers who were still in the house and helped get his father to safety, walking to a road nearby their home to flag down a passing car.
To his alarm no one stopped to assist them even though his father was visibly injured. Distressed, Matthew had started shouting for help.
Luckily a nearby neighbor had heard his cries for help and had taken Matthew and his injured father to Netcare Mulbarton Hospital.
The father had to be transfered to another hospital and the Netcare 911 Union ICU ambulance crew who had assisted in the transfer, had felt that Matthew's bravery should be rewarded.
They presented Matthew Booysen with a Certificate of Bravery as well as a first aid kit, which will surely come in handy for future emergency situations.
Matthew's father is making a good recovery from his injuries and is healing well at home.
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