State Deputy reaches out to help the family in their time of need.

JONESBORO, Ga. - When his home caught on fire, a Clayton County, Georgia 16-year-old quickly scrambled to get three of his siblings safely out of the house.
After accomplishing that, he ran back into the burning home to save his brother, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Juderrius Walker’s family is hailing him as a hero after the incident Saturday night at their home in Jonesboro, Channel 2 reported. After spotting the flames, he called his mother Chrishandle Gaither, who was at work just after midnight, to say his room was on fire.

“The whole time I’m praying to myself that all the kids get out,” Gaither told the news station. “I could hear him directing my 13-year-old, telling him to go and take (two other siblings) out of the house.”

His brother, Jacari, was still inside the home, trapped in his wheelchair. “I had to pull the little rest thing from his neck, and then I had to unstrap the things from his stomach, and then I got him up out the chair.”

The family looks now to replace what was lost in the fire, which includes Jacari’s wheelchair and feeding machine. Upon hearing the story of Juderrius and the heroic effort to rescue his family, State Deputy Mark Hofmann reached out to the WSB to be connected with the family to offer support.

Jun 25, 2019 at 5.34.16 PM.m4a is the audio of the conversation between State Deputy Mark Hofmann and WSBtv.

The Knights of Columbus Charities of Georgia are going to purchase the Feeding Machine for Jacari as well as a new wheelchair to replace the one lost in the fire.

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