An everyday type of event that plays out all across the country, in backyards everywhere, very nearly ends in tragedy except for the quick thinking of a heroic 4 year old. During an afternoon of playing fairytale games, sister Neveah, 4, and Kazmirah, 2, were on an adventure to find would-be princes at a nearby frog pond. The girls had been driving on their “Barbie” car and decided to head for the pond to find frogs to turn into princes. Unfortunately, the adventure took a sour turn.
While the girls were looking around, Neveah turned her back on her younger sibling for a few moments. When she looked back, her sister was gone. The siblings were searching for soon-to-be princes when the 2-year-old disappeared under the water. Neveah later told the story of what happened, saying her sister had fallen into the middle of the pond where they believed all the frogs lived.
Relying on instinct, Neveah knew she couldn’t leave her sister or she would die. Instead, she rescued her by finding a stick and using it to pull the sputtering 2 year-old out of the pond.
The girls’ mother, Nikole Reynolds, described hearing screaming on the security monitor. She ran outside to find her 2 year-old daughter standing next to the pond, soaked from head to foot. In that moment, Reynolds realized she had very nearly lost one of her children. She was overwhelmed with gratitude, tears filling her eyes, by what her older daughter had done to save her little sister. Now, Neveah is the family hero.