Skip to comments.Marine who played wide receiver in college catches a three-year-old boy thrown from a burning building by his mother before she died in the fire
Posted on 07/08/2020 2:30:07 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
Phillip Blanks, 28, ran to the home in Phoenix on July 3 barefoot to try and help He was able to save Jameson Long from the flames on the third floor balcony 'There wasn't much thinking. I just reacted. I just did it', he said Wednesday Blanks, who now works in the security industry, is a former wide receiver and said the boy was 'twirling in the air like a propeller' as he fell 'I know how to catch. I've learned how to catch a football', he added The boy's mother Rachel, 30, died in the blaze; Blanks said: 'She's the real hero of the story because she made the ultimate sacrifice to save her children'
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A true hero mother helped by a former Marine.
A very sad story.
I hope he didn’t “spike the ball”!
Seriously, great job, marine!
Thats nice but if it was a white dude that cauught the kid would it such a big story?
There are heroes who walk among us.
A Divine catch by a true American hero.
white dude that cauught the kid would it such a big story?
In today’s environment, probably a local story, maybe.
That said, we all bleed red.
With all the bad news and ridiculous behavior lately, it’s nice to see humanity at it’s best.
Not attempting to troll, but it must be said, the mother was inflamed and returned for her daughter.
She did not survive.
Heart breaking story. I pray to God no mother ever has to be in a situation like that. Terrible.
Two great heroes, the mom, although unfortunately deceased, and the marine.
Its nice? Thats your take?
Thank you for putting up the photos.
And nobody saw the race of the poor child, his deceased mom, or the hero Marine. That’s what America is supposed to be about!!! And it was until Obama came along.
God bless and protect this man and her child and their families and loved ones. Amen.
Heroic adults. Just beautiful.
Thank God he was there, what a terrible fate for the mother, but at least she knew her child was safe.
Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fi!
OMG!! She went STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN!
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