SALISBURY, Md. -Laprentis Doughty, 11, of Salisbury says she knew she needed to do one thing when her household’s flat caught fireplace along with her little sister nonetheless inside her.
His mom, Keishauna Banks, is past grateful for his braveness.
“I really feel unhealthy as a result of I do not know how you can reward him proper now. I reward him and say are you aware you probably did job? However I am nonetheless making an attempt to course of all of it, I am nonetheless in shock.” she mentioned.
In Laprentis’ arms, her 2-year-old sister Loyalty rests her head after a 24-hour whirlwind.
Laprentis says he could not stay with himself if he did not step ahead to avoid wasting his sister.
“If I hadn’t saved my sister, I might have been offended with myself as a result of I might have simply saved her and I might have been offended with myself,” he mentioned.
Salisbury Mayor Jake Day says he has a shock for the courageous boy to acknowledge his heroism.
“As mayor, I am all the time on the lookout for selfless residents, residents who’re prepared to guide and we now have one proper right here,” Mayor Day mentioned.
Whereas Laprentis says he is filled with pleasure.
“I really feel good that my sister is alive at this time. I really feel pleased that Thanksgiving is tomorrow,” she mentioned.
The household might be staying in a resort in the intervening time and are cared for by the American Purple Cross.
The household has arrange a donation hyperlink to help them throughout this time.