Hometown Hero--Stacey Horner

Stacey Horner
Stacey Horner

As a parent, you worry about your children. Grace McFearin is no different. On March 16, Grace needed to pick up her daughter Debra who was on a weekend trip, but couldn't get to her. Grace and her mother were heading out on Highway 80 to pick up her daughter at a day camp on Tybee Island. But before they reached the Bull River bridge, they got into a terrible accident.

"I sat there and cried," said Grace. "I'm in this bad accident and I don't know how I'm going to get to her and how she's going to get to me."

Stacey Horner lives in a town home near the accident and was one of the first people on the scene.

"First things out her mouth are her daughter, someone to pick her up let her know, so she's not sitting by herself," she recalled.

"Stacey is such a godsend to me," said Grace.

Although a complete stranger, Stacey picked up Debra from Tybee Island, then took her to Memorial Health,  bought her lunch and stayed with her at the hospital.

"I was the one, she was my responsibility," said Stacey. "She was mine until I was able to release her to her family."

"Every time I think of Stacey, just makes me feel like crying," said Grace. "Not that many people who would do that for you."

But Stacey's more modest. "I think anybody would have done it," she said.

Stacey Horner is this week's WTOC Hometown Hero.

If you'd like to nominate a Hometown Hero, you can drop us a line at the station: PO Box 8086, Savannah, GA 31412, or email mcihla@wtoc.com.

Reported by: Mike Cihla, mcihla@wtoc.com