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Saving a life, all in a day's work for Menlo Park high school senior

Original post made on May 26, 2009

The story could have ended in so many different ways, few of them good. But as it stands, the life of a grandfather was saved and Evan Carlton, a senior at Mid-Peninsula High School in Menlo Park, can add "hero" to his resume.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Paul Hoekenga
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on May 26, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I'm Paul Hoekenga. I am grateful to Evan for saving my life. He had the courage, the skill, and the willingness to reach out to help a stranger in trouble. Not many people would do what he did. He also didn't panic in a very pressured and dangerous situation but instead did exactly what he needed to do to save my life. We've met a couple of times. He's an impressive young man who I'm sure will go on to make a difference in the world and in other people's lives as well.

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