Phillip Blanks Saves Child From Burning Building
Former wide receiver Phillip Blanks saved a three-year-old baby from a burning building this past weekend.
Blanks, utilizing his natural gifts, caught a child that was thrown from the third floor balcony of a Phoenix, Arizona, structure that was engulfed by flames.
The retired U.S. Marine was heading out early to work out when he heard people screaming about children being stuck in a burning building. He immediately rushed to help.
The boy caught by Blanks and his eight-year-old sister were both badly injured in the fire. Sadly, their mother did not survive.
LIFESAVING CATCH: Eyewitness video shows Phillip Blanks – a former college wide receiver – sprint to the scene of a third-floor apartment fire in Phoenix before catching a small child thrown from a balcony; the mother of the child did not survive. https://t.co/CyIuiva87p pic.twitter.com/egzOxE5bFr
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) July 7, 2020
Blanks has pledged to assist the children and their father in any way he can.
Back in his playing days, Blanks was a standout wide receiver at Kalamazoo Central High School. He then went on to join the United States Marines.
Although Blanks has made many heroic decisions over the course of his life, his most recent one might have been the biggest and most impressive one yet.
Blanks has not gotten much attention for his incredible deed yet, but it appears to slowly be gaining more and more notice. With all of the negative things going on in the world, hopefully this positive act by him goes viral as well.