November 19th, 2013
10:47 AM ET

Children Are Trapped in Fire When...

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff" a man with one arm and one leg helps save children trapped in a fire in New York. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.  

A freak accident as a child left Fidel Morales with just one arm and one leg.

But that hasn't stopped him from having a fulfilling life or a challenging career in the Department of Corrections or, as it turns out, from being a hero.

Fidel was the first to notice his Bronx apartment building was on fire.

Twelve people would be seriously hurt in the blaze, but not Fidel's one-year-old son or 20 day old niece.

Fidel did the unthinkable, he thought fast and flung both children from the second floor balcony to the arms of his neighbor below.

Fidel then jumped to safety himself, injuring what he calls his good knee. In true heroic fashion, he gives all the credit to the man who caught his kids, not to himself for throwing them.

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  1. DDOG

    what is going to happen when one of these victims turns and stabs or shoots and kills one of these teens? are the parents going to show there 6th grade class picture and demand justice,is sharptan and the rest of the racists going to harras the victim who said i am not going to be a victim today.people wake up see what is going on in this world and what people are hiding behind.if you do not stand up for your self you deserve everything you get.

    November 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Reply

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