MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (July 2019) Chance Blue was recognized as a Kids Wish Network Hero of the Month, their program that honors a child for facing life-altering circumstances with extreme courage. Even though he’s just 8-years-old, Chance’s name defines him – he took a big risk in saving his sister Skylar. Chance’s faith, quick thinking and bravery kept him and his sister safe from a very dangerous situation.
Chance and Skylar were unsuspecting of any threat as they sat in a car in front of a hospital’s emergency entrance. While their great-grandmother was momentarily assisting their aunt into the hospital… the unthinkable happened. A stranger jumped in the car and started driving away with Chance and his sister still inside. Thoughts of who this man could be ran through Chance’s mind… maybe he was the hospital’s valet. But it quickly became clear they were in danger. He and his sister tried to escape, but the man grabbed Skylar’s hoodie to keep her from getting away. Chance wasn’t going to leave his sister behind. He freed her from the man’s grasp and pulled her along, flinging himself and Skylar from the moving car… the driver kept going. Acting quickly kept them safe, and they miraculously suffered no injuries.
Chance is truly a super Hero! He was celebrated at Berachah Church as part of a special appreciation luncheon for first responders and their families. Kids Wish Network awarded Chance a certificate and Walmart gift card, presented to him by Pastor Lamar Ferrell. Chance said he’ll be using his gift card to shop for toys, clothes and something special for his sister. He also has advice for other heroes and said, “Be good, make good decisions, follow the rules, stay safe and protect your sister.” He wants to continue his heroism, becoming a firefighter when he grows up.
“It was really special seeing Chance as the hero that I knew him to be,” said his aunt Angela. “We appreciate your kindness. It’s more than we could have asked for.”
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and find out how you can help make dreams come true and sponsor a wish for a deserving child.