Heroes Among Us - May 2009

May 4, 2009 - Ricky Underwood

Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us award is a program of the Boston Celtics, presented by the Mass State Lottery.

Many people think they could save a life -- Ricky Underwood actually did! After finishing a workout, Ricky noticed a commotion by the pool and immediately ran over to see a man motionless on the bottom. Without hesitation, Ricky jumped into the water and lifted the man out.

Fortunately, Ricky knew CPR and after seeing that the man wasn't breathing, immediately began chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Thanks to Ricky's quick response and poise under pressure, tragedy was averted and Mr. Kumar has fully recovered.

For his life-saving actions, please join us welcoming tonight's Hero Among Us, Ricky Underwood.

May 2, 2009 - Ronan Gallagher

Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us award is a program of the Boston Celtics, presented by the Mass State Lottery.

Ronan Gallagher wanted to participate in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk in support of Amy Keith, his neighbor and close family friend, but found out that he was too young. Undeterred, Ronan knew that there was something he could do even at the age of 10 and set out to find a way to help.

Incredibly, this 10-year-old organized his very own walk in his hometown of Westwood and recruited 250 other walkers. One neighbor described Ronan as "the Pied Piper" during this amazing event that raised over $2500 towards breast cancer research.

For his impressive initiative and desire to help others at such a young age, please join us in welcoming tonight's Hero Among Us, Ronan Gallagher.

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