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10-year-old saves woman: Boy's 'gut feeling' rescues woman

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In this instance where a 10-year-old saves a woman from the frigid cold temperatures in Michigan, it is easy to see why the boy is being called a hero. WPTV reported Jan. 29 that 10-year-old Danny DiPietro saved an 80-year-old woman who slipped on some ice and was alone outside Saturday night, unable to get up.

Danny was in the car with his father when he passed a home where Kathleen St. Onge was stranded on the ground in frigid temperatures. The only problem was at first Danny did not get a good look at the woman. It was out of the corner of his eye and he thought "possibly" it was a dog. The image nagged at him, however. He talked his mother -- Dawn DiPietro -- into going back and taking a look because "something just didn't feel right," he said.

This is when the 10-year-old saves woman story proved Danny was a hero. Sure enough, St. Onge, 80, was on the ground near her open garage door waving her hands. Danny's mom called 911 and St. Onge was rushed to the hospital. She is being treated for hypothermia and dehydration.

When a 10-year-old saves a woman like this, naturally family members of the victim want to say thank you. St. Onge's daughter -- Sandy St. Onge-Mitter -- is calling Danny a "hero."

"Thank you so much," Sandy St. Onge-Mitter said to Danny. "You're my hero."

Sandy went on to say that her mother "is very emotional when she talks about Danny. She says 'that boy saved my life.. Thank goodness for that little boy."

Doctors said St. Onge would not have survived much longer in the bitter cold. Danny was a true hero in every sense of the word.

The 10-year-old saves woman headline is one of those heartwarming reports that is a nice break from the typical bad news often read about.

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