ORANGEVALE, California—A 12-year-old Carnegie middle school student, Jet Massagli, is now being called a little hero.
Massagli was doing wheelies on his bike Friday, March 8, in his Orangevale neighborhood, when a man walking on the corner, suddenly got his attention.
87-year-old Chuck Martin tripped on uneven concrete and did a face plant.
“I saw an old man face first, down in the concrete,” Massagli said.
“It kinda scared me because I thought he was gonna pass out or something. Cause it was running, dripping all over his clothes and all over the ground. I came over and said, sir. Are you okay?”
Martin, being on blood thinners, knew he needed medical aid right away. So he gave his home address and asked the Carnegie middle school student to go alert his wife about the fall.
“I was trying to use my phone, but it was bloody. It was all bloody. I couldn’t see anything. I could’ve bled out fairly quickly,” Martin said.
The boy followed Martin’s instructions and rode his bike as fast as he could because he was worried Martin was going to pass out.
Once Massagli broke the news to Martin’s wife, Lizbeth Martin, he hurried back to Martin. Sitting by his side, until help arrived.
Fortunately, nothing was broken. But Martin’s injuries required stitches and antibiotics for an infection that had set in.
Martin says he’s forever grateful to the boy for taking quick action and showing true kindness.
“I’m just proud as can be. I’m just really happy to meet this guy. And to get to know him,” Martin said.
Martin’s wife said it could’ve been an extremely dangerous situation if the Carnegie student didn’t act so quickly.
She added that Massagli is a very caring young man. He just doesn’t save old men. He also helps with horses and nature.
The seventh-grader volunteers his time at the shadow glen stables on the weekends.
“I need to scoop poop. And clean out the hay truck,” Massagli said.
The boy’s father, Jeff Massagli, said he’s a very hard worker and I can tell you that he genuinely cares about people. We’ve seen that a lot in his life.
Fox News contributed to this report.