Daughter of local man is hero after saving life

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Rebecca Boyett, daughter of Buddy Boyett of Jena, is being called a hero after her quick actions saved the life of a toddler in the Metairie area recently. According to Boyett, Rebecca, 17, was walking her little sister, Emma, 9, home when she came upon a scene of screaming and people crying. A young toddler had fallen head first into a deep bucket of water that the toddlers’ mom was using to wash the family car. The baby was not breathing and the toddlers’ eyes were rolled back into his head. Rebecca, a senior in high school, sprang into action, performing CPR on baby Graham for critical minutes before the EMTs arrived. She was certified in health class, saw a problem, and stopped to help, saving Graham’s life. Sarah Boyett, Rebecca’s older sister, 21, who is a student at Southeastern University in Hammond, said, “I couldn’t be more proud and honored to call this courageous young woman my sister. I am humbled by Rebecca’s kind and loving actions toward baby Graham and his family. You were put there at that exact moment for a very special reason. God works in mysterious ways.”
 
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