Boy Seeks Rescuers To Thank Them For Saving His Life
In 2009, a month away from his second birthday, Robby Smith fell into a creek near his Colorado home and nearly drowned. Good Samaritans pulled him out, and called an ambulance. That’s when Karl Bentley, a firefighter paramedic of West Metro Fire Rescue in Lakewood, and first responders came on the scene They saved little Robby on their way to the hospital. The miracle was something neither Robby nor his mother, Chris, would forget. Now 8-years-old, Robby is on a mission to find every person who had a hand in saving his life.
"Robby told me about 5 months ago that he wanted to meet the people who saved him," Chris told ABC News. "Rob said he wanted to hug them. ... I am proud of Robby every day. He is the nicest kid ever."
And Robby’s mission is just getting started! On February 20, Robby surprised Bentley at the fire station to thank him for saving his life seven years ago.
"A lot of times we do what we do, and we see what we see and we never get any feedback on it," Bentley said. "He's such a young kid and it was cool that he wanted to go out of his way to show appreciation. ... I guess it shows the young man he's becoming."
Robby and his family has been searching for the rest of Robby’s rescuers, and learned that one of the Good Samaritans had died. They hope their local news will help them find Ralph Montoya, the retired paramedic who performed CPR on Robby. Good luck, Robby!
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