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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington native Zachary Dearing stepped up and saved lives at a Texas shelter following Hurricane Harvey. Friday, he visited Lexington's Community Montessori School to speak with curious students that wanted to know the hero's story.

"They wrote to me after the events of Harvey," said Dearing. "I wrote back to each one of them and was more than happy to come and speak with them and answer some questions."

He answered questions like, "Would you consider writing a book about this?" and "Were there more cats or more dogs?"

Dearing moved from Leavington to Rockport, Texas, only a few months before the hurricane hit. After evacuation his home, he showed up to a shelter at a school where no one seemed to be in charge. There was no power and no supplies. Emergency responders couldn't  even get there. Dearing helped get food and water to the shelter and he even kept people safe while helping rescue others. He took care of people with extreme medical needs, some of them from hospice care. 

"Our most pressing issue were the six patients that required oxygen," he said. "You have to ask the wife of a hospice patient, who has extra oxygen, without the promise of receiving any in the morning, will you volunteer your husband's oxygen to someone who is dying in the gym?" 

"What I took away from crisis, it's the inherent goodness and the compassion for fellow human beings," he said.

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