Woman who saved baby to get a hero’s welcome
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TROY, N.Y. -- The woman who saved a baby from a burning building in Troy is getting a hero's welcome home today. Shontal Gaymon has been in a Westchester County hospital getting treatment for burns since the fire broke out at Griswold Heights Apartments last month.
Police say Gaymon came home early in the morning on July 8th and discovered the fire. She was told about the baby still inside, so she forced her way in through the back door, found a baby in a playpen, and ran out.
Troy police have arranged for a group of neighbors, Boy Scouts, dignitaries, and public safety professionals to be at her door when she gets home. They will also present her with six months pre-paid rent, courtesy of the Police and Fire unions.
They're still collecting money for her recovery with a trust fund set up at Trustco Bank.