At age 7, Eli Davidson is a hero. He saved his 22-month-old sister Erin from a fire that was consuming their home. The fire started after the family had gone to bed; mother Nicole woke up to the smell of smoke. Nicole and her husband Chris were able to rescue Eli and 2-year-old Elijah, but Erin’s bedroom was surrounded by fire. Chris said, “The fire was so thick, there was no way I could get to her. We went outside to get her from the window, but there was nothing for me to stand on to reach up there. So I picked up Eli, who went through the window and was able to grab her from her crib.” Eli had this to say: “I thought I couldn’t do it, but then I said, ‘I got her, Dad.’ I was scared, but I didn’t want my sister to die.” The family, who has fostered 34 children, lost everything in the fire. They are also dealing with a job loss, due to the pandemic. When a GoFundMe page was created to help support this family in their time of need, the family received over 70 times the original goal.

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