A 9-year-old is being hailed as a hero by her regional police department and city hall.
Her mother and grandmother were preparing for 9-year-old Lexie’s birthday party when a sudden shriek made them stop everything and rush to find the girl. Lexie, who has cerebral palsy and is unable to speak, was shrieking and pointing at the back door from her wheelchair.
Lexie’s grandmother, Nancy Comeau-Drisdelle, was the first to notice the absence of Lexie’s little brother, Leeland. After rushing outside, she quickly located the 1-year-old at the rim of the pool and carried him to safety. After coughing up some water and a precautionary trip to the hospital, the 1-year-old survived completely unharmed.
“I hugged Lexie, I cried, and I still thank her every day, because honestly, in that matter, two seconds makes a huge difference,” her mother said.