The district is TPS Proud of Ronald Collins III, 8, and Ryland Garrett, Jr., 10, who sprung into action when their grandmother had a seizure while driving them to school.
Shirley Garrett was driving the boys to school at Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy for Boys on April 24 when the boys noticed she was 'breathing funny.' Shortly afterwards, she ran a red light at North Hawley Street and Nebraska Avenue in Toledo and they knew something was wrong.
Ronald and Ryland climbed into the front seat to help Ms. Garrett, who by now was slumped behind the wheel of her Chevrolet Impala. Ryland, reaching over his grandmother’s armrest, tried to turn off the car. Ronald took the wheel and did his best to steer the car away from a pole. Although they did hit, the impact was lessened and they were able to quickly stop the car and call 911.
For the full account of their harrowing adventure, read The Blade story here: http://www.toledoblade.com/news/2015/04/28/Boys-act-quickly-to-help-stricken-grandmother.html#OVkgXUBaaYEPXJL5.99
We are happy to report that Ms. Garrett is out of the hospital and doing well.
The boys' quick actions have garnered them praise. They will be honored during the Tuesday, May 26, Toledo City Council meeting by Councilman Larry Sykes. The same day, the Toledo Board of Education will pass a resolution in their honor.
As Ms. Garrett's husband, Ryland Wells, told The Blade, “They saved her life. They just amaze me."
Posted on May 22, 2015