Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh recognized 10-year-old Logan Wilks for heroism Wednesday, saying his decision to dial 911 when his stepmother was in distress should remind parents to teach their children to call for help.
Logan was the oldest of two children home alone with his stepmother, Tonya Caver, when the woman had an asthma attack and bronchial spasm this month in their Northwood house. Caver was fading in and out of consciousness as Logan spoke with the operator.
The mayor and Fire Chief Niles R. Ford gave Logan a certificate for his courage, a Baltimore pin and a commemorative coin. The boy handed Pugh a bouquet of pink carnations.
Pugh said she hopes all young people will be taught to call 911 in emergency situations.
“We’re so proud of you, Logan,” Pugh said. “How could someone so young and little perform such a mature act? Where’d you get all that strength?”
“I don’t know,” Logan …
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