SALISBURY, Md. – Laprentis Doughty, 11, of Salisbury says he knew he needed to do one thing when his household’s condominium caught hearth along with his child sister nonetheless inside.
His mom, Keishauna Banks is past grateful for his bravery.
“I really feel unhealthy as a result of I do not know the way to reward him proper now. I reward him and say have you learnt that you simply did job? However I am nonetheless making an attempt to course of all the pieces, I am nonetheless in shock,” she mentioned.
In Laprentis’ arms, his 2 year-old sister Loyalty rests her head following a whirlwind 24 hours.
Laprentis says he could not dwell with himself if he did not step as much as rescue his sister.
“If I did not save my sister I’d’ve been mad at myself as a result of I may’ve saved her simply and I’d’ve been mad at myself,” he mentioned.
Salisbury Mayor Jake Day says he has a shock for the courageous boy, to acknowledge his heroism.
“As a Mayor, I am all the time searching for residents who’re selfless, residents who’re keen to steer and we have got one proper right here,” Mayor Day mentioned.
Whereas Laprentis says he’s full of pleasure.
“I really feel good that my sister’s alive immediately. I really feel joyful that Thanksgiving is tomorrow,” he mentioned.
The household might be staying in a lodge in the meanwhile and is being assisted by the American Pink Cross.
The household has arrange a hyperlink for donations to help them throughout this time.