Hometown Hero: Davenport’s Cassie Rogers
Although she denies being a "hero," Davenport's Cassie Rogers saved 85-year-old Mary Smith's life.
According to WQAD, Rogers was running to the Walgreens at 1525 E. Kimberly Rd. in Davenport to get dog food when she noticed something was wrong. Rogers looked over and saw Smith hunched over, unconscious, and revving her car's engine while the vehicle was in park.
Rogers sprung into action and flagged down a Davenport police squad car. Smith endured a massive heart attack, one doctors say only 25 percent of people survive.
Smith's family now considers 20-year-old Rogers their family's guardian angel.
Rogers remains humble and insists that she was merely in the right place at the right time and encourages others to be aware of their surroundings.
"If you see something that's not right and you know it's not right, go help. Don't be one of those people who walks by saying, I don't care, I don't know them, Go help. Maybe someone's going to help you," said Rogers via WQAD.