Darren Doyle, story:
Family members say that a Mammoth Cave man is recovering from a health emergency he experienced this past Saturday, thanks to his grandson Logan Powell, a local 7-year old first grader at Kyrock Elementary.
According to Logan's mother, LeAnn Powell, Mr. Leroy Childress (Mrs. Powell's father) was taking Logan home from a youth league baseball game on Saturday when Mr. Childress and Logan decided to take a detour. Mrs. Powell said that Leroy and Logan made a stop along the way to look for some arrowheads.
After a short time, she said that the two had wandered down into a valley and Mr. Childress' legs gave out on him. He fell down and was unable to get back up. While he had a cell phone, there was no service at that location, but that's when Logan took action.
"My kind-hearted and brilliant 7-year old got Dad’s phone and ran over the field to get a signal to call me and Mom for help," Mrs. Powell told the Edmonson Voice. "Between bits and pieces of what we were told, we got to him. I called 911 shortly after we got there because after we helped him up, his legs wouldn’t hold him up and he just wasn’t acting like Dad."
EMS arrived afterwards and he was taken to the hospital. Mrs. Powell said that Mr. Childress suffers from Type II Diabetes and that his blood pressure was extremely low and he was having trouble staying awake.
"We are all so proud and thankful for what Logan did," said Mrs. Powell. "Dad is now safe and sound back home thanks to Logan. My hero!"