Seven-year-old Eli saved his baby sister’s life when he jumped into her room through a window to rescue her from a fire that destroyed his family’s home.
It was a typical night at the Davidson household in Tennessee, on December 8. Chris and Nicole Davidson fed their three children dinner, tucked them into bed and were asleep by 8:30 p.m.
Hours later, Nicole woke up to the smell of smoke. Within minutes, the family’s home was up in flames — and 22-month-old Erin Davidson was trapped in her room.
While the couple was able to grab their two-year-old son Elijah and Eli, who has been fostered by the family for nearly a year, Erin’s bedroom was surrounded by fire.
Chris said, “The smoke and fire was so thick there was no way I could get to her. We went outside to get to her from the window, but there was nothing for me to stand on to reach up there. So I picked up Eli, who went through the window and was able to grab her from her crib.”