Boys and Girls Club director acts quick, saves a life

Published 5:39 pm Thursday, July 18, 2019

During the Thursday morning board meeting for the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Georgia and Chambers County, CEO Kevin Cain presented an impromptu award to Area Director Charon Prophet for his response and professionalism during a crisis last week. 

“Last Friday, I’m having lunch and my phone rings,” Cain said during the meeting. “A father called me and said ‘I would just like to commend Charon for his quick action he took last week.’” 

Cain went on to describe that the gentleman’s daughter, who he requested not be named, is deathly allergic to bee stings. She was stung by a bee while outside the Boys and Girls Club’s Hogansville location, and began to have a reaction. Prophet quickly responded by administering an epi pen to the girl and stayed by her side until her father arrived. The father explained to Cain that he was certain Prophet had saved his daughter’s life. 

“He said, ‘Quite frankly, I believe Charon saved my daughter’s life,’” Cain said. “You don’t get many phone calls like that.” 

Prophet was presented with a special plaque from the club for his efforts and quick action in saving the girls life.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of West Georgia and Chambers County serve more than 1,000 children annually, and have sites in LaGrange, Hogansville, West Point and Valley. The club has been providing for the community’s youth since 1992 and strives to improve each child’s life by implementing self-esteem, courage and positive values through all of the Club’s programs. The club focuses on providing these programs to youth ages 6-18.

For more information related to the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Georgia and Chambers County, call 706.812.9698.