An 8-year-old-boy helped rescue six of his relatives from a fire at their mobile home, but sadly he wasn't able to make it out himself. Brave Tyler Doohan was laid to rest with a special title: honorary firefighter.
CNN says Tyler was able to wake up 6 people to alert them of the fire and get them out safely. He then ran back inside the mobile home to try to save his disabled grandfather. Fire Chief Chris Ebmeyer explained what happened next.
'By that time, the fire had traveled to the back of the trailer,' Ebmeyer said."Unfortunately, they both succumbed to heat and smoke.'
The boy and his grandfather were found together on a bed in the back room. It appears Tyler had been trying to lift him.
'With this comes the example that even though he was 8 years of age, he was able to display that amount of courage that most people can't in their entire lives.'
The funeral for Tyler, his grandfather and step-grandfather was held Wednesday, January 29th. At the funeral, Tyler's fourth grade teacher took the podium with Tyler's mother and gave a heartfelt speech.
'Monday, January 20th was the day that changed our lives forever. There is an emptiness and a void that now fills Room 240.'
Tyler's family is seeing support from all across America. A college basketball team from Wisconsin flew in to be pallbearers at the funeral after being touched by Tyler's story.
Since the tragedy, Tyler's neighbor has started a fundraiser for the family who lost everything in the fire.
As of January 30th, supporters have donated more than $60,000 -- far exceeding the $15,000 goal.
Here's that link again if you'd like to donate.
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