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Heroic Bus Driver Runs Straight into Busy Intersection To Save Little Boy with Autism

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There is nothing like being in the right place at the right time. One woman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, might tell you that’s exactly where she was the day she saved a little boy from being hit by a car.

Cecilia Nation-Gardner is a bus driver for the Milwaukee County Transit System. On May 15, 2019, she was running behind and left her layover later than usual.

When she approached the corner of 35th Street and Vilet Street, she saw a 6-year-old boy was walking into oncoming traffic.

Nation-Gardner saw the terrifying scenario unfold before her eyes and started honking to warn other vehicles to watch out for the boy.

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But the little boy was still in danger, wandering around in the middle of oncoming traffic.

“Stay right there! Stop!” Gardner can be heard yelling in the video shared by MCTS on Facebook.

The brave bus driver risked her own life and ran into the street. She took the boy’s hand and walked him to the safety of her bus before calling the police.

After police arrived on the scene, an investigation was conducted and they learned the boy had wandered away from school and that he has a disability.

“It was meant for me to be there,” Nation-Gardner said, according to CBS News. “God does everything for a reason.”

That he does. While many people would hail this woman as a hero, she says she’s not.

“This doesn’t make me a HERO,” she wrote on Facebook.

“This is my every day love for life and people,” Nation-Gardner added. “My heart has a lot of love for kids. Whether they mine or someone else’s.”

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Thankfully the boy is reportedly safe with his family once more. MCTS noted in their video that this isn’t the first case of a bus driver saving a child’s life.

Cassandra Renee Garrett, the boy’s mom, commented on the video and thanked the bus driver for her amazing act and quick thinking.

“This Was My son That Wandered Off The School Property,” Garrett wrote. “He Has Autism And Epilepsy. Thank You [Cecilia] For Saving My Baby.”

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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Entertainment, Faith




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