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Do the Right Thing: Alyssa saved her brother

Alyssa Yanosh Photo: News10NBC. Alyssa Yanosh

Created: February 10, 2021 07:25 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y.(WHEC)—  News10NBC is celebrating another winner of the “Do the Right Thing” award. Meet Alyssa Yanosh, from Dake Junior High School.

Her mom nominated her for quick actions during a very scary medical emergency. While at her aunt's house last June, Alyssa and her brother climbed a tree, the brother jumped and landed on an old rusty post that went through his thigh.

Alyssa helped free him, then went to get help for his large gash. Doctors stitched the wound, and they called it one of the worst cuts they've ever seen in a child.

Thanks to Alyssa for staying calm and saving her brother.

The Do the Right Thing Awards program has been part of the Rochester Police Department since 1995 and News10NBC is a proud sponsor of the program.

Any student enrolled in grades k-12 in any Monroe County school is eligible for nomination. The good deed the student is nominated for must have occurred in Monroe County within one year of the nomination. Anyone over 18 years-of-age can submit a nomination form (this includes family, friends, school staff, coaches, etc.).

Nomination forms can be completed and submitted electronically or you can print the PDF form and email or fax the completed form. Forms are also available at any RPD building and any City school or City library.

Nominations can be emailed to or faxed to (585) 428-6093.

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