Young Hero

Kiernan Taylor

On Feb. 22, local resident Mitch Taylor—a Type-1 diabetic—experienced a rapid decrease in blood sugar and subsequent unconsciousness. His son, seven-year-old Kieran Taylor, attempted to give him orange juice but was unsuccessful due to Mitch’s muscle spasms and confusion.

Kieran took his younger brother and ran to their neighbor’s house for help. 

With help from Ryan, Darlene and Bodie Addison, as well as Los Angeles Fire Department Station 71, Mitch was rescued.