John F

John was walking past an icy pond in Scarsdale, New York. He noticed two children skating together as their mother looked on from the shore.

Quite suddenly, the ice broke, and both the little boy and the little girl fell into the pond. John shouted children's mother, "call 911 quickly," and crawled onto the icy pond. He reached the hole in the ice, and pulled the little boy out. The girl, however, had gone under. John jumped into the pond, and went under, swimming around until he found the girl. He pulled her up, and got her out onto the ice. The boy had run to the shore, but he had to carry the unconscious girl on his back. She was not breathing. He performed CPR on her until paramedics arrived, at which time they took over. The girl was resuscitated finally. The paramedics said both children would probably have died if John had not been so quick to act. He truly saved my children's lives.

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Nelson from McMinnville NOVEMBER 14, 2008
I really really love this billboard.

Minnie V. from Irvine, California USA FEBRUARY 29, 2008
It's good to know that you have a loving father. I wish I had a father figure in my life growing up. I never met my real father, he left when I was just born. So, I'm glad you have a father that cares about you.

Bev B. from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA JANUARY 1, 2008
I too - was as blessed as you - with a great father. To truly respect what he (and others like him) have done - it is good to "pass it on." Not only in words, but in our actions now with our own children, and in our own lives. Doing this is not only a tribute to them, but, little by little, the dream of being fair - both ways - changes the world.

Kara B. from New York, USA SEPTEMBER 18, 2007
I realy like this. Keep up the good work!!

Kirthi V. from Bangalore, India AUGUST 23, 2007
I wish everybody had a father like yours...you are very fortunate.

Joy A. from Abuja, Nigeria AUGUST 23, 2007
This is great and I hope you would extend more advice on how to stay close to ones father to those who find it pretty difficult.

Arun M. from Pune, India AUGUST 22, 2007
This is excellent. You have had a strong foundation in your life. I will also try to be such a great father for children.

Denise from Australia AUGUST 20, 2007
You are a very lucky person to have someone like that. I did but both of my mum and dad have passed way now. I am thankful to have had them and I miss them very much.

Abdirahaman from Nepal AUGUST 18, 2007
This is a fantastic thing that I've never do without. I'll do like you and I'll try my best.

Adiukwu F. from Los Angeles, California USA AUGUST 18, 2007
This is Love in it's true essence.

Evans K. M. from Ghana AUGUST 16, 2007
That was a bold step you took. I wish all parents would do the same and help their children realise their dreams by boosting their morals.

Ivory from Philippines AUGUST 8, 2007
I'm glad that you have a dad like your father...you are very lucky!

ishwari dulal from Kathmandu AUGUST 1, 2007
You are the lucky one! I will try it with my daughter too. May all the children understand their parents like you.

Manas G from Delhi, India JUNE 11, 2007
Congratulations! for having such a nice father because that's what every son wants from his father--a good friend.

Sandra from Canada MAY 28, 2007
The wonderful foundation was set for you because of your wise and loving Dad.

Gigi from Philippines MAY 27, 2007
I can relate to your story. I have the same relationship with my dad, not only with my dad as well as with my mom. Hope that all the children in the world will have a wonderful and great relationship with their parents.

Wafaa from Lebanon MAY 20, 2007
I really like the idea. I will try it with my children.

Olalekan Awolaja from Lagos,Nigeria. MAY 9, 2007
This is nice and encouraging.

dat le khac from hcmc vietnam APRIL 10, 2007
Congratulations! You have a great dad any child wishes to have.

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