Kindergartner's Knowledge Of The Alphabet Helped Save His Father's Life

Kindergartner's Knowledge Of The Alphabet Helped Save His Father's Life

Dancy Sr., 33, is still in the intensive care unit at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and is being put on a feeding tube, according to Blackman. He had been taking medication for high blood pressure before the incident.

“He is still in the hospital, still trying to survive,’’ Blackman said. “They did in fact save him just in time. I congratulated Nathaniel for being so heroic and helping his dad, and at the same time, his dad was a hero, too. To be in the midst of a stroke and know to get off the highway and get yourself and your child to safety is amazing, especially when you’ve lost feeling in half of your body.”

Nathaniel Jr., who is the youngest of five brothers and sisters, is a kindergartener at West Side Park Elementary School, which is part of the North Star Academy charter school system in Newark.