Teenager Honored for Lifting Truck Off Her Father
Back in November, Eric Heffelmire was working on his truck in Vienna, Virginia. He was in his garage when it slipped off the jack, and pinned him underneath. Which also started a fire somehow.
Luckily his daughter Charlotte happened to be home and she's a badass.
She's 19 years old, and recently got accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Weighing in at only about 5-foot-6 and 120 pounds, she somehow managed to lift the truck up with her bare hands, just enough so he could squeeze out.
When she realized the gas tank could explode, she jumped in the driver's seat, floored it in reverse, and got it away from the house. Which probably prevented the entire house from going up. She ended up with burns on her hands and feet, and also hurt her back when she lifted the truck. So she has to put her Air Force Academy plans on hold for now while she recovers.
Apparently the rest of her family was inside, because firefighters say she actually saved six lives, including her dad's. They gave her an award for it last Thursday.