One Oklahoman is being honored for stepping up when crisis called.
Teenager Faith Stacy totaled her car when she was involved in a collision near Shawnee.
“I don’t remember much of it. I just remember blacking out,” said Faith.
Faith knows that someone took the time to stop and help her.
“There were tons of cars that stopped by and for him just to stop and take the time out of his day to stop and help someone he didn’t know is an amazing gift,” said Faith.
To show her appreciation, Faith nominated Epperson for Pay It 4ward.
“What would have happened if he wouldn’t have stopped?” asked Faith. “I’m happy to give this to him.”
Brian’s stepdaughter Brooke Bradshaw says Brian is amazing. Even when he told their family the story he was very humble.
“He was just saying ‘yeah, I just pulled someone out of the car today,’ like no big deal,” said Brooke.
Brian was incredibly grateful for the award.
“Oh my gosh, thank you so much, thank you. I’m glad you’re ok,” said Brian. “My gosh, I had no idea. This is crazy. To be honest I walked up to the car and I didn’t know if she was alive, because she was out. It scared me.”
When he pulled her out, Brian says he put his jacket down on the road so Faith could lay on it while paramedics arrived.
“I’m about to start crying in a minute. It’s such a pleasure to meet you, I’ve been wanting to call you and thank you so much. If people would actually just stop for a minute and not go so fast in their life. People are just always on the go. They just need to slow down and that’s what Brian did. He took the time to help someone he didn’t know,” said Faith.
“I just wanted her to be safe,” said Brian.
Thanks to Brian, she is safe.