A school bus driver passes out in Michigan, leaving a vehicle full of children in serious peril. Thankfully, though, a brave 7th-grade student named Dillon Reeves jumped into action and avoided disaster!
It has been said that "adversity does not build character, it reveals it." If that's the case Dillon Reeves, a 7th-grade student in Michigan, has a ton of character.
Dillon and his classmates were on the bus heading home after a day at school. It was just like every other average school day. But then things took a turn for the worse, as the bus driver passes out.
The clip posted on YouTube shows the woman driving the bus undergoing a medical episode. The driver can be seen using her hat to fan herself and then gets on the bus's radio communication system and asks for help.
However, the bus driver then passes out as she goes limp behind the wheel. Her head and body bounce with every hole and bump in the road.
Brave 7th Grader To The Rescue
The bus had started to head in the direction of oncoming traffic. That's when Dillon stepped up and took charge. The video shows the young man grabbing the wheel and pressing slowly on the brake.
The young man was able to bring the school bus to a complete stop without any injuries!
"This was an extraordinary act of courage and maturity on his part," Dr. Robert Livernois, the school’s superintendent, said. "He had the wherewithal to push it slowly, likely in anticipation that the bus was full of passengers."
Following the incident, Dillon's mother, Ireta Reeves, was stunned by her son's heroic actions. But she did have questions for the young man.
"I asked him, ‘Dillon, how did you know what to do? How did you know how to drive that bus?" she asked. "And he said, ‘I watch her do it every day.'"
Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and courageous, don't be afraid, nor be scared of them: for Yahweh your God, he it is who goes with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you."
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