Fountain Boy Saves Mom's Life

By: McKenzie Martin Email
By: McKenzie Martin Email

An 11 year-old Fountain boy is being called a hero for possibly helping save his mom's life.

Robert Dean suffers from Cerebral Palsy, he's been confined to a wheel chair his entire life. Thursday night, his mom slipped and fell on some ice outside their house, with no one around and his mom in trouble, Robert went looking for help.

"I knew if we didn't get help, we'd probably be frozen outside," Robert said.

With temperatures near zero and his mom laying on the ground, unable to move, Robert knew it was up to him to get help.

"He kept talking to me and saying mom it's going to be ok," said Robert’s mom.

And with no way of getting inside the house, or to a phone, Robert headed down the street, hoping someone would hear his cries. Without a coat and with no gloves on, his hands would barely move.

"They were like ice, like the ice outside," He said.

After almost an hour, Robert finally made it 5 doors down to Irene and Larry's house.

"He was just yelling out my name and when I opened the door he said something's wrong with his mom," said neighbor Larry Gonzales.

The neighbors called 9-1-1. Robert's mom, still lying on the ground, was fearing the worst.

"That I was going to die and I was going to freeze to death and what about my boy, who's going to help him and how am I going to take care of him," said Robert’s mom.

A very brave 11 year-old who is now mom's hero.

"He just jumped in like a hero, like a grown person, he just went and got help," said Robert’s mom.

"It still amazes me that he was so brave, so courageous," said neighbor Irene Gonzales.

Robert's mom broke her ankle in 3 places, she had surgery on Friday and will be in a cast for the next 6 to 8 weeks.

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