Jon Dorenbos heroically puts out fire, saves woman’s life
Jon Dorenbos’ life is truly something out of a movie. Last week, the former Eagles long-snapper and magician went out to dinner with his wife to a restaurant called VegiLicious. The two were seated outside, so Dorenbos got his wife a blanket from their car to help combat the cold. Just a few seconds later, one of the restaurant’s co-owners, Ana Nakoa, caught on fire.
Dorenbos was able to help put out the fire and save Nakoa’s life by smothering the fire with their blanket.
“I just grabbed the blanket off of Annalise, and I ran over there and tackled her with the blanket and tried to get her to calm down. I was trying to tell her to calm down and that I was going to take care of her, and Annalise ran up behind me. There was nothing to put the fire out. Annalise was grabbing cups of water and throwing it at Ana. I don’t know what would have happened to Ana if we didn’t have the blanket out.”
Nakoa is currently in the hospital due to her third-degree burns, and Dorenbos has reportedly been contacting people across the NFL to help her pay her hospital bills.
Dorenbos has been a fan-favorite in Philadelphia for his humble and helping nature, and that remained true the other night. When he was with the Eagles, Dorenbos was named their 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee due to his charitable efforts.
“I’m happy with what I did. But Ana’s recovery is my priority. I’m making calls and trying to reach out to see what we can do to help her out. It’s going to be a long recovery, and I want to help this family out.”
The story has gone viral, and Nakoa’s Go Fund Me has raised over $120,000 and counting. If you wish to help donate to her fund, you can check it out here.
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