Michael Hendricks will be honoured at the next Kitchener City Council meeting on August 29, 2016 at 7 p.m.
He saved a 9 month old baby from choking at Kelsey’s Restaurant on August 1, 2016.
Melissa Bell, family friend to Karli Walters said,
“What great news about Michael being honored!!”
Michael wrote to me as I informed him about the amazing news,
“Thank you so much Alim for your work and kindness! I’m truly humbled! Thank you my friend.”
City Councillor Kelly Galloway-Sealock said in a statement to me,
“I have spoken with the Mayor and we are going to look at having Michael presented with a certificate at our next council meeting.”
Congradulations Michael, you deserve this award! We ask everyone to come to the next City Council meeting showing your support for Michael. For more information about the City Council meeting, please visit www.kitchener.ca.
Today we are recognizing Michael Hendricks who saved a 9 month old baby and Melissa Bell’s quote on how we can be kind to one another.
She told 100.3 Sound FM CKMS Radio Waterloo, “When I yelled for help and for someone to call 911, the other patrons simply sat and stared at me like I was crazy, and no one reached for their phones. We are so suspicious of every one out there that is a stranger. I think we could mend those bridges by simply saying ‘hello’ to ppl you pass on the street. We’re so wrapped up in out own lives and stresses that someone’s accidentally bumping into you is a personal insult and so often the reaction is anger. Let’s reconnect to those around us by being polite and saying, ‘hi’!”
I also shared some kindness stories brought to you by goodnewsnetwork.org along with the interview of Karli Walters and Michael Hendricks courtesy of Global News. You can also read the other article on 570 News where Michael Hendricks and Karli Walters were also interviewed as well since Michael Hendricks saved the life of a 9 month old baby.
Furthermore, I have also posted the interview of Jane Elliott as well and I played that on my show as well.
Enjoy the show and enjoy your week as well as your weekend! :).
On August 1, 2016, Michael Hendricks was working at Kelsey’s on Ottawa Street when he answered a call of a 9 month old baby that was choking. He gave the baby some blows to the back and he saved the baby’s life. The baby was crying and was able to breathe.
Members of the Kitchener-Waterloo community are organizing a petition to ask Kitchener City Council to honour Mr. Hendricks for his act of bravery and his efforts in saving that baby’s life. The full story can be found at
Once again, thank you very much Michael and thank you very much to the Region of Waterloo community for your efforts and kindness in recognizing Michael for his heroism. He has received an award from me and the SoundFM community. Way to go buddy! :).
Ward 5 counsellor Kelly Galloway-Sealock made a statement to me after I emailed the petition. She said,
“Thanks for your message. I will work with the Mayor to see what we can do on behalf of the city to recognize Michael’s heroism. I saw the post on Spotted and it sounds like he was the right person to assist and took over the situation. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.”
I want to also thank all citizens in the City of Kitchener and Region of Waterloo for your assistance in getting Kitchener City Council to honour Michael Hendricks. We all appreciate all of your efforts.