10-year-old honored for saving newborn from burning home



FORSYTH, Ga. - A 10-year-old Decatur girl received state honors Monday morning for catching her neighbor's newborn, saving the baby from a burning apartment building.

Insurance and Safety Commissioner Ralph Hudgens presented Zna Gresham with the Citizen of Courage award at the "Life, Fire and Safety Awards Luncheon in Monroe County. The annual event is held in conjunction with observance of National Prevention Month.

Zna was among the recipients honored for their valor.

"I caught the newborn baby from falling; before it had hit the ground, I caught it," Zna told Channel 2 Action News back in July.

Gresham said she just did what was asked after she ran out of her burning apartment to safety outside.

"Then when I was getting out, the lady from upstairs, she was dropping her babies and she asked me and my sister can she get the babies for her," Zna said.

Before firefighters got to the newborn, the 1-month-old baby named Diana landed in the safe embrace of the young hero, who refused to take all the credit.

"It took all of my family to help get the babies out and help save a family," Zna said.

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