Cutter Hastie was honored Monday by his family, friends and the Logan Ladies Auxiliary Post 77 for his bravery.
On April 27, Hastie, 4, ran for help when he found his grandmother Diane Bruhn bleeding and unconscious after being kicked by a horse.
“I went into the pen, grabbed my nana’s hand and knew the horse had been bad,” Hastie said.
Bruhn said she was unconscious when Cutter found her. She said he later told her “I thought you were sleeping and when I raised your head up there was blood.”
With his two-year-old sister Reese being the only person with them at the barn, Hastie began to run down the dirt road for his “papa,” grandfather Edwin Bruhn.
“I managed to get to my cell phone and call Edwin for help,” Diane said.
Edwin said he had turned off U.S. Highway 54 onto the dirt road and soon after he saw Cutter running towards him.
Edwin asked Cutter, “I need to help Nana, where is Nana?”
“Nana is at the barn,” Cutter said.
Diane said Reese had begun to walk up the road with an Australian shepherd circling her to keep her near the barn.
“Edwin picked Reese up, got me in the truck and took me to the hospital,” Diane said.
Diane was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital then airlifted to Lubbock where she stayed for six days. She spent four of those days in intensive care.
For his bravery, Cutter was nominated and chosen to receive the National Youth Hero award from the National American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. It was presented to him by Logan Ladies Auxiliary president Mille Patton.