Posts Tagged ‘Good Samaritan’

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

2010It’s been an incredible year for all of us at PeopleFinders, and we hope 2009 was a prosperous and joyful time for you. A lot has happened since we launched this blog on May 29, 2009.

We’ve seen so many amazing events unfold over the year. We shared a collective feeling of bereavement at the loss of celebrities like Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett and Patrick Swayze.  These beloved entertainers brought so much joy into our lives, and their unfortunate passing reminds of us how important it is to hold the people that we care about close. We are constantly reminded of just how unpredictable life can be.

bronxbuildingOn September 30, 2009 Horia Cretan was working in the electronics store that he owns in New York. Most of the day went by like any other, but right around 4pm he heard harrowing screams coming from somewhere above him.

Cretan jumped into action. He ran out of his store and raced up the building’s fire escape. Every step he took brought him closer to a raging fire that sent black smoke billowing out of the building and rained shattered glass all over his body.

Despite the danger, something in Horia Cretan kept him moving. When he reached the fourth floor, he helped a man get outside through a window and saw a firefighter with a small boy in an apartment. The boy had inhaled a largeamount of smoke and was barely breathing.