Grandpa Sacrifices Self for Granddaughter's Safety

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Denver grandfather James Lewin, 65, is being hailed as a hero after putting himself in harm's way and saving his newborn granddaughter.

Mr. Lewin and his family, including his daughter and her two children, were out for a walk following a community tree-lighting ceremony. James was pushing the stroller holding 12-day-old Sara in a crosswalk when a pickup truck suddenly turned the corner and headed for them. Just before the truck struck, James shoved the stroller out of the way so hard that the handle broke and the axle bent. His heroic effort worked -- Sara is unhurt.

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Mr. Lewin, unfortunately, is in critical conditions with severe injuries. But according to his wife, emergency services were fast on the scene and doctors are pleased with his progress so far. Grandparents are often a child's first heroes, but I have a feeling that Mr. Lewin will always have a special place in Sara's heart. Here's to a speedy recovery so that this brave grandpa can get back to enjoying the little loves of his life.

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