RUNNER UP - RICHARD POWELL
MANY of us feel our dads are heroes, but for 13-year-old Jordan Powell, it is not just a term of endearment, as her dad, Richard, has saved her life twice within the last few months.
The first time Richard (37) from Orton Goldhay, was a life-saver was about two months ago, when he realised Jordan was having an asthma attack.
Realising the situation was serious, Richard called up to Jordan’s mum, Mandy, and got her to dial 999. Jordan was taken to hospital and stayed in for a night, before making a full recovery.
Four weeks ago, Richard found Jordan having what he thought was another asthma attack. Again, the family called an ambulance, and as Mandy spoke to the operator on the phone, she gave instructions to Richard, who gave Jordan mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
At hospital it was found to be anaphylactic shock, and Jordan was in hospital for two days.
Jordan nominated Richard for the award to thank him for being her hero.
She said: “He saved my life. I’m really grateful for him every day.”
Jordan also wanted to thank Richard, who is her stepdad, for the way he looks after her. “He’s been looking after me since I was three years old, and he treats me the same as my two sisters.”
Labourer Richard remained modest about his heroic actions and was “very shocked and surprised” to be nominated
And he maintained that it would never occur to him to treat Jordan differently to his and Mandy’s two daughters together, Jennifer (5) and Hannah (9).
“I treat them all equally, that’s the only way you can do it,” he said.
HERO: Jordan with Richard. (METP-1606-10GM029_ Picture: GEORGI MABEE