The Miszkowiec family had been driving late at night on a country road in Australia, when they hit a kangaroo (not something you hear in the U.S. very often huh?), crashed and rolled several times into bushland.

While the father Wayne fought to get out of the car and free six-month-old baby Joseph, seven year old Christopher unbuckled his own seatbelt and five-year-old brother Dilon’s seatbelt, helping him from the car.

Then, using the light from his DS screen to see in the pitch black darkness, he went to help his mother and freed her from her seat, where she had fallen unconscious during the impact.

“He said, ‘we’re all fine, it’s alright Mom, I’m gonna get you out, I’m gonna get you out’ and when he got me out it was such a relief, it was just amazing,” his mother Kathleen said.

“I still can’t believe what he did, he’s just a hero.”

On Monday, Christopher was one of 11 people honored with Ambulance Victoria Community Hero awards at Melbourne’s Parliament House for their “extraordinary lifesaving acts”.



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