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JR. PANTHER FOOTBALL PLAYER INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING STUDENTS OFF CRASHED CHURCH BUS

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It has been an exciting 24 hours for 10-year-old Kadyn Page of Cumberland County to say the least.

Yesterday afternoon, Kadyn and nine other children found themselves in a church bus accident on Highway 70 West in Pleasant Hill.

Any ordinary child Kadyn’s age would have been very nervous to act following the crash. But Kadyn’s actions proved different.

He first freed himself from his seatbelt after the bus turned over on its side. The first thing he saw was students in their seats hanging by their waist from their seat belts above him. He immediately started to free them.

“There was a hatch on the roof of the bus that flew open when we crashed. I helped the other kids out then I helped the bus driver who was 28-weeks pregnant out of the bus,” said Kadyn.

“He’s a great kid. We are blessed that all of the children and the bus driver escaped serious injuries,” said Kadyn’s mom, Amanda Page,

Kadyn took time from a busy day today that started at school, then being interviewed by WBIR and finally basketball practice. He then came with his family to the office of 105.7 News to be interviewed. Kadyn was very humble and did not seem to be overwhelmed by the sudden media attention to his brave actions. After he was interviewed here, he was on his way to Jr. Panthers football practice.

Six of the ten children along with the driver, Kirsten Teeple, were all taken to Cumberland Medical Center, treated and released.

Sheriff Casey Cox told 105.7 News this morning that his daughter (Kirsten Teeple) was released from the hospital and her and the baby are doing fine.

The word “hero” is defined as someone who gives of himself, often putting his own life at risk, for the greater good of others

You see, you don’t need to have a cape or superpowers to be a hero. Kadyn is living proof of that.

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