Jacksonville woman organizes fundraiser for recent hero

Published 2:27 pm Friday, June 12, 2020

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By: Carah Jones 

Editorial Intern

A couple of days after a local hero rescued three people from a potentially fatal house fire in Bainbridge, a woman from Jacksonville created a GoFundMe page to help alleviate some of the financial burden of his medical bills.

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Chianti Bryant, 18, recently helped three people escape from their burning apartment. As a result of running into the smoke filled building, Bryant had to be transported by EMS to Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation treatment.

Valerie Herring, a stranger to Bryant, recognized the expenses that come with ambulance trips and hospital treatments after reading about his heroic story. Herring started a GoFundMe page with a goal of $5,000 to help Bryant cover his medical expenses and as a token of honor for his humane actions.

“The old saying, ‘no good deed goes unpunished’ comes to mind,” says Herring.

Herring encourages people to donate to this cause as a demonstration of love and appreciation for Bryant’s bravery.