Brave 11-Year-Old Girl Saves Baby From Fire (VIDEO)

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Zna Gresham

When a fire broke out yesterday at an apartment complex in the Atlanta area, a mom and her three kids became trapped on the second floor of the building. And in what must have been an act of total desperation, the mother threw her 1-month-old baby out the window to avoid the smoke and flames.

And thankfully, 11-year-old Zna Gresham caught the newborn in her arms and is being hailed a hero for saving the baby's life.

As you will hear in this video, Zna was coming out of the building and saw her neighbor getting ready to throw the baby from the window, so she sprang into action to help.


Aww! What a sweet and brave little girl. She must have been so terrified, so it's amazing that she thought quickly on her feet enough to put out her arms to catch that falling baby.

But what really struck me about her incredible bravery was how she explained that after she caught the child, she took the baby somewhere safe -- so she could go back and catch the other kids too. What 11-year-old do you know who would go back toward a fire for the sake of someone they aren't even related to?

It sounds like little Zna didn't have to catch the others after all, but the fact that she even considered it speaks volumes about what a wonderful child she is.

Her parents must be so proud -- they're obviously raising an incredibly strong little girl!

Can you picture your kids doing something brave like this?


Image via MyFoxAtlanta

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nonmember avatar Lizzie Borden

A sweet uplifting story, hopefully everyone came out ok.

Stephanie Sekellick Kelsey

I want to shake her parent (s) hand. That girl will have a wonderful future.

Jilectan Jilectan

What an amazing girl!

LoveM... LoveMyKBabies

Her parents must be so proud of her. What a wonderful girl. Good job, Zna !!

Richard Louis Sr.

This is 1 of the few reasons I wish I was financial blessed more to reward childrens UNEXPECTED acts lk this,I hp this child get a lot of media attention and maybe even a trip to somewhere she might not hv been,,,Cuddos to U LIL LADY,PROUD OF U.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Good for her!! What an awesome little girl, she could of been scared but wasn't.

momav... momavanessa

Very cool! Her parents have raised her well!

2nsingle 2nsingle

Wow that is Awesome!!!! 

Nichole Neathery

Kuddos to this amazing little girl! and to go back to the flames destroying peoples lives not thinking of herself. bless her and her amazingly big heart!woohoo

 and am I the only one having issues with the whole throwing a baby out the window to save it from the flames thing? in my apartment on the second floor, we were REQUIRED BY FIRE MARSHAL LAW to have a fire ladder in the all rooms with windows(which the apartment provided) and we were in like some of the worst in town. i just dont get it.

But still WAY TO GO to this girl and her family! her parents mush be mighty proudd of her, I know I would be!

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