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10-Year-Old Girl Saves Her Grandmother's Life After She is Allegedly Set Ablaze by Her Ex-Boyfriend!

A 10-year-old girl is now, not just her grandmother's pride and joy but, her life saver as well.

According to NBC 15, Deborah Romo, 52, had just gotten off work as a certified nursing assistant around 8 p.m. on Aug. 31 when her ex-boyfriend, 43-year-old Roberto Cocolan, began arguing with her. Romo’s granddaughter, Nevaeh Gallegos, 10, was in her room when she heard her grandmother screaming.

“He was standing and pouring gasoline on her, and she started crying. I pushed him and tried to hit him, but he still continued doing it,” Nevaeh said. “She was trying to take off her clothes because the fire was on her.”

Nevaeh says the room filled with so much smoke that she couldn’t see her grandmother anymore, but then, she heard Romo tell her to go next door to her uncle’s house. The 10-year-old quickly grabbed her 2-year-old sister, covered her face to prevent smoke inhalation and ran to get help.

Nevaeh's family says that she is definitely their hero. She was able to save her little sister, and alert family who were close by. Those family members who would have to use water from a mop bucket to extinguish the fire, alleging Cocolan cut off the water to the house before the incident.

Romo is now in the hospital with second-and third-degree burns over 35% of her body.

“She has burns from [her] face, ears, arms, all the way down,” said Ambeer Vega, Romo’s daughter.

We are so thankful for Nevaeh's quick thinking! If you, or someone you know, is a victim of domestic violence, we encourage you to reach out to The for help.


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