A 19-year-old is being hailed a hero after she saved her little brother’s life.
According to CBS Chicago, just before 5 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, a Chicago home caught fire. The flames started on the second floor of the home, where 4-year-old Davarion Wilson was asleep in his bed.
Ten people were in the home at the time of the fire, and nine out of the 10, including two dogs, were able to make their way safely out of the home before realizing Davarion was still inside.
Without hesitation, his 19-year-old sister, Tatianna Wilson, ran back inside and up the stairs to try to save the 4-year-old. And she did.
Soon after going back inside, Tatianna re-emerged with her brother in hand before paramedics began treating them both.
Tatianna’s sister, Erickia Johnson, who was also in the home, said Tatianna suffered injuries, which included burns on her back, shoulders, neck, and legs, after going into the fire a second time to save Davarion:
“I feel like she’s a hero, because she didn’t have to do that. She could have just left out of the house, and tried to protect herself, but she’d rather risk her life for others.”
“He was in the room. We heard him crying. And then my sister, Tatianna, she went in there and got him. She just walked in the fire, she just grabbed him.”
Sharon Aikens agrees with Johnson.
She told CBS Chicago:
“She’s a hero. She was very brave to go back in there and risk herself getting burnt to just help her brother get out.”
Hundreds of other people, strangers, are also praising Tatianna’s heroic actions:
A Hero!!! Thank God for her! Sending her and her baby brother my prayers!
You’re truly a hero God bless you prayers for healing
Healing prayers for a young woman of great courage.
She is her brothers earthly angel, they will have a special bond forever. I pray for a speedy recovery for both.
She is a hero!!! Prayers for a full recovery for Tatianna and for Davarion!
Tatianna and Davarion suffered major injuries as a result of the fire and have been labeled as serious to critical condition. They are still in the hospital recovering.