999 Hero - Glenn Wray
Presented by Liam McIvor, CEO, NI Ambulance Service
Boy wonder Glenn Wray from Shantallow in Londonderry helped save a woman’s |life during a sponsored walk. The quick-|thinking 11-year-old kept a cool head and demonstrated tremendous courage when he found a woman collapsed in the street.
At the time, the caring schoolboy had been |raising money for cancer services at Altnagelvin Hospital. Glenn, who was trained by St John Ambulance, quickly took control of the situation, |putting the woman he discovered into the recovery position, which in no small part helped save |her life.
Glenn was very pleased to be presented with his 999 Hero award by the chief executive of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, Liam McIvor. “He’s a very impressive boy,” Mr McIvor said. “We are going to try and poach him. He’s a wee bit young yet, but it will help that he has been recognised as a proper hero.”
Glenn said he would like to be a flying doctor when he is older, to which Liam added: “We’ll just have to take him part-time then!”
The schoolboy said he was very happy his St John Ambulance training just clicked in at the time of his life-|saving mission and that he instinctively knew exactly what to do. He said: “I was really excited to even be nominated. I am really happy. My family are very proud.”