Mike Hughes served as a firefighter for many years and experienced many things during his service. He is now retired, but he often thinks about the times he saved people. He has always kept thinking about one event in particular for the rest of his life.
Zelus365 intends to bring you Mike’s emotional life story. This is the story of a noble man who risked his own life to save a child’s life. Let’s hear this heartwarming story in his own words.
Ten years ago, I heard that the family home was on fire. My colleagues and I arrived at the location shortly. The fire brigade observed that half of the home had already caught fire.
We decided to enter the rest of the house as it wasn’t on fire. The task became more challenging as the fire spread inside the house and filled the entire house with smoke.
While We were going from room to room looking for a missing person, we suddenly saw a sign of life among the flames. I saw the baby curled up in the crib.
In a dangerous situation, I have learnt the importance of acting quickly. Without thinking twice, the child was taken to a safe place and handed over to person at outside. After that, I went to help my colleagues.
When the rescue operation was over, I didn’t know what had happened to the baby. I didn’t find out what happened to the child until I resigned from the fire service. I couldn’t even recall the baby’s name. I was always curious about this youngster and what happened to her. But how do you find a child whose name you don’t know? I asked friends who worked with me about this. They recalled the events, but they had no awareness of the kid.
Finally, I decided to consult my mother because I had had a good relationship with her since childhood. I knew she was always very proud of my work and encouraged my rescue work. She kept many of the paper documents about me. While I was reading the letters collected by my mother, I was able to find a note that included this incident. Through this, I learned her name and that she was still alive. I found her name through the newspaper – Danielle Davidson.
I didn’t know how to find a girl who was 17 years old. I chose Facebook for this. I know this is the most used social media by people of this age. I sent messages to everyone with the name Danielle Davidson, age 17. I expected that only the genuine Danielle would answer, but I got many responses from different people. Unfortunately, these were all disappointing. The real Danielle was not among them.
Then, suddenly, I got a response that changed everything. I received a response from someone who could very well be Danielle Davidson.
I think she understood what I was trying to convey to her, but I believe that she was pretty confused because she didn’t understand the context. She was only nine months old when it all happened. But her parents explained the whole story to Danielle and how she was rescued from a burning house as a baby.
According to them, Danielle and her parents didn’t immediately trust my message. They decided to respond to ensure this was the man who saved her life. Danielle asked a question that only the real firefighter who saved her could know. “what was my mom doing at that time” I didn’t have to think for a second while because I knew everything that was happening there. ” Your father was there when she was at work. ” I answered.
Then she believed my word, and we began a pleasant friendship. We exchanged daily text messages and kept each other updated about our lives. Danielle told me about her school activities and that she was an athlete. She was successful in both field athletics and university studies. I am extremely happy with her present achievements. What person does not want to see the child I saved succeed? I was always delighted listening to her stories like my own child.
One day I got a letter from Danielle, and I immediately opened it. He was incredibly proud and could not control my emotion because it was an invitation to Danielle’s graduation ceremony. The child I saved was a graduate. I cried for a long time with unbearable happiness.
That morning, I got ready to go to the graduation ceremony. I felt like I was attending my own child’s ceremony. I entered the university with trembling hands. How does the seventeen-year-old girl look now? I recalled how I rescued her.
I couldn’t believe it when I saw her. She is a beautiful girl. The little kid I saved is now a pretty girl. My eyes started to well up with tears.
She hugged me very lovingly. I felt that I had conquered the whole world.
I can now die happy as a person who has done excellent service to the world. Danielle’s entire family was thrilled that I could be there for this important moment in her life.
I cried when I heard Danielle’s speech at the ceremony: “Mike’s presence here is a great deal to me. He was a big part of my life; I wouldn’t be here without him. I always cry from happiness when I think about how everything could have been so different. You are the god who saved my life.”