A teenager from Fort Wayne Indiana is being rewarded for saving the life of a local veteran that suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Rashaad Moore is a high school sophomore that saved his neighbor’s life while the pair were shopping at the local Walmart. Moore’s neighbor is a disabled veteran named Ray. Moore, being the thoughtful and mature teen that he is, would often accompany his wheel-chair bound neighbor on his shopping trips to assist the retired service member. Being in a wheelchair made shopping difficult and Moore was always happy to lend a helping hand.
The pair had made several uneventful trips to the store together until the one day when Ray suddenly had a heart attack inside the Fort Wayne Walmart. Moore immediately laid his neighbor on the floor and started performing CPR without a moment’s hesitation. Paramedics that arrived on the scene had no doubt that Moore’s quick thinking saved Ray’s life.
The manager of the local Walmart couldn’t stand by while such a stand-up deed went unrewarded so she decided to take matters into her own hands. Several employees at the local Walmart came together to surprise Moore at Northrop High School. They brought a 50″ smart TV and $100 gift card to repay Moore for what he did.
The high school sophomore was all smiles when he saw his gift. He told reporters that it would replace his family’s almost 20 year old television. Moore remained humble and thankful throughout the whole process. He told Wane-TV reporters:
“I am very blessed that everybody is showing support and love, and I’m very appreciative.”
Ray is currently still recovering from his heart attack and is unable to speak. Moore told local reporters that he plans to visit Ray and hopes to speak with him in the coming weeks.