Autistic Boy Rescues 80-Year-Old Woman From Pit Bull Attack

February 14, 2013 Updated Feb 14, 2013 at 2:29 PM EST

A tremendous show of courage by an 11-year-old autistic boy from California earlier this month, according to Granite Broadcasting sister station KSEE in Fresno, Calif.

According to the KSEE report:

The boy saved an 80-year-old woman from the jaws of a pit bull last week and earlier this week he was recognized for his heroic deed by receiving an award.

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