EMSA honors Coweta student as 'everyday hero'

Posted at 6:19 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 19:19:37-05

COWETA, Okla. - An active seventh grader at Coweta junior high has a few reasons to celebrate right now.

Wesley Spohn not only won the state wrestling championship this weekend, but paramedics at EMSA also picked the 13 year old as their latest 'everyday hero.'

"People keep telling me I'm a hero and stuff like that. I'm not really feeling it and stuff."

Wesley got that honor for helping his father during a scary situation last month.On their way home January 31st, Wesley's dad suffered a heart attack on highway 75 and passed out behind the wheel.

Wesley averted further tragedy by reaching over and guiding the vehicle off the road.

"To be completely honest, I thought I was going to die because we were going really fast. I was afraid I was going to crash or something like that."

He called 911 and got his dad, Jason, the help he needed. "He's a good kid, good heart, would help anybody."

Wesley's mother says "there are no words. he's my hero."

The two paramedics who responded say Wesley is a true hero. "We did what we could, but you saved lives not only of your dad, yourself, other people around you, and that right there is what makes you a hero."

Wesley says all the attention he's getting is strange, but his parents and the paramedics agree, no one is more deserving.

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