Governor Deval Patrick honors Dylan Hughes, a Quincy teenager who rescued his 103-year-old neighbor at the height of the massive winter storm in February, to present a citation officially recognizing his heroic act. From left to right: House Majority Leader Ron Mariano, Representative Tackey Chan, Joseph Pereira, Governor Patrick, Dylan Hughes, Representative Bruce Ayers and Sally Hughes.
(Photo credit: Hawley Shea / Governor's Office)
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BOSTON – Tuesday, March 5, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick yesterday met with Dylan Hughes, a Quincy teenager who rescued his 103-year-old neighbor at the height of the massive winter storm in February, to present a citation officially recognizing his heroic act.
“I am deeply humbled by Dylan's courage and deeply encouraged by his example,” said Governor Patrick.
"Dylan sets a great example; we are all very proud of him," said Representative Bruce Ayers.
"Dylan's thoughtful act of neighborliness not only saved a life, but also stands as a great testament to our young people and why I have such tremendous faith in our community's future," said Quincy Mayor Tom Koch.
Known throughout his community for his thoughtfulness and compassion, the 16-year-old Thayer Academy honors student decided to check on his 103-year-old neighbor during the blizzard on Saturday, February 9, 2013 and discovered that she was shivering and had fallen on the floor of her home. Hughes immediately called for emergency assistance and helped shovel a pathway to his neighbor’s house before an ambulance brought the neighbor to Quincy Medical Center, where she fully recovered.