An everyday hero who went above and beyond to help someone else is the latest to be honored with the Pay It 4Ward award.
This time it’s a young middle school student who heard a cry for help and ended up saving a wheelchair-bound man trapped and bleeding from terrible injuries.
Mark Hertz and his dad shows the place Mark could have lost his life.
Mark has Cerebral Palsy and spends most of his time in a motorized wheelchair.
He was recently riding down a road near his home when a wheel slipped and he ended up falling off of a bridge and onto the sharp rocks below, a 12-foot fall
For an hour Mark was dazed bleeding and crying for help.
Finally a middle school student, Jacob Daniel, walking a footbridge on the other side of the road heard his cries and ran through a tunnel to get to the other side.
After running to alert a neighbor to call 911, he raced back to Mark and stayed with him until helped arrived.
Mark’s mother wanted to show her appreciation for what this middle schooler did for her son.
With the school gathered at an assembly, KFOR-TV, Spirit Bank and the Hertz family presented Jacob with the Pay It 4Ward award.