MADISON, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Brendan Stucker is just 11-years-old, but he’s already a hero to his family and his community.
“He’s everything you can ask for in a child,” his mother Christie Stucker said. She was at his Boy Scout meeting on Monday in Madison, Ind. when Canaan volunteer firefighters presented him with an award for his bravery.
On June 12, Christie was walking around her property in the heat of the day while her three children were playing in the yard. With little to eat or drink, she says she soon realized something was terribly wrong.
“I started feeling lightheaded,” Christie said. “I’ve fainted before and knew it was going to happen.”
Before losing consciousness Christie called out to Brendan, and he rushed into action.
“I could tell by the way she was stumbling, and how she couldn’t get through the grass that she was in a heat exhaustion,” Brendan said.
With his Boy Scout Manual in hand, Brendan ran to his mother’s side and helped her to a baby pool in their yard. He then sprayed her with a water hose to help cool her off.
“He diagnosed her and treated her before we arrived on scene,” Chris Lee, the first firefighter on the scene, said. He says Brendan’s actions were critical, and even life-saving. Its training Brendan’s mother is thankful he’s had.
“I’m very proud of him,” Christie said.