Four-year-old recognized as hero by Jefferson County

Teddy Nelson was honored Tuesday for his heroism by the Jefferson County Commission (source WBRC video)
Teddy Nelson was honored Tuesday for his heroism by the Jefferson County Commission (source WBRC video)

By Alan Collins

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A four-year-old Jefferson County boy is being hailed as a hero.

On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commission passed a resolution honoring Teddy Nelson. On April 2nd of this year, Faye Cooper fell in her driveway in rural West Jefferson County in the Providence community. Cooper has multiple sclerosis and problems with her knees. "I scooted over to the garage door and started calling out, 'please help me, please help me,'"Cooper said.
         
Cooper sounded her car alarm, seeking any sort of assistance but no one responded for an hour and half. Teddy was playing in his yard a half mile away. Hearing Cooper, he sought help from his father and older brother. "Get my daddy and Jacob."Teddy said.

"Teddy came into the house, saying 'Dad, I heard someone yelling out in the woods and some body's car alarm going off.' I said 'are you sure?' We live a long way from anybody."Nelson said.
            
Eventually Nelson located Cooper, much to her relief. "When I saw them pull in the drive. I looked up and said, 'thank you, Lord. I know you sent them people to get me up off this floor,'" Nelson said.
              
Nelson was proud of his young son."He is quite a good little man. He does what is right in any situation," Nelson said.

Cooper says without Teddy's help she could have ended up trapped in her driveway for hours if not longer. "Little Teddy Nelson, I love him, he is my hero," Cooper said.

Commissioner Bobby Humphryes, who represents the area where Teddy lives, says he felt the county needed to recognize the four-year-old for his good deed.

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