RUN­NER UP - RICHARD POW­ELL

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - 24 -

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

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