Little Hero Recognized for Saving Toddler Sister

By: Liz Hayes Email
By: Liz Hayes Email

The Rhinelander parents of Brayden Warchol, 6, know they are doing something right after he saved his 2-year-old sister after she went into a seizure while in the bathtub.

Tuesday, he was awarded for his heroism by the Oneida County Sheriff's Dept.

Today, little Bryn Warchol is doing just fine. But on Nov. 15th, 2010 her life could have ended in a mere moment, if it weren't for her big brother Brayden.

"Bryn fell back on Brayden and Brayden called over for Mom and Dad right away that something wasn't right," said his mother Sarah Warchol.

The brother and sister were in the bathtub, and their mother had stepped out for just a second, but in that moment Bryn had a seizure.

Sarah, and her husband Eric rushed in, and luckily Bryn hadn't gone under water. She was taken to the hospital.

"It is amazing to know as a parent you're raising the kids in the right way, teaching what's right from wrong, to know at 6 years old with your 2-year-old sister in the bathtub that something wasn't right and the first thing he knew was to call Mom and Dad," Sarah said.

Members of the sheriff's department thought it was important that this story was made public.

"There are wonderful things that happen in our county," said Lt. Lloyd Gauthier.

Brayden received his own plaque recognizing his heroic efforts.

"Words cannot describe how good it feels that he is being honored with this. He definitely deserves it, we're so proud of him as parents," Sarah said.

The Warchols hope their story will remind other families to teach their own children what to do in an emergency.

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