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GoFundMe for Indiana pizza man who saved five people from a burning house raises almost $500,000

As of Wednesday morning, nearly $500,000 had been donated to a GoFundMe for an Indiana pizza delivery man who saved four kids and their 18-year-old sister from a burning house last week.

Richard, Nick Bostic's cousin, set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the pizza delivery driver's recovery after he got cuts, burns, and blisters on his legs and arm. As of early Wednesday, the page has raised $453,509.

Richard wrote on the page, "This kid is the real deal." "Unfortunately, he has been hurt badly and will need help while he heals."

On July 11, around 12:30 a.m., Bostic was hurt while delivering pizza in Lafayette. While he was able to get the teen and three of the children out of the burning house, Bostic ran back into the flames and fought through thick smoke to look for a 6-year-old child who was still inside. He found her in the end, and he took her out through a window.

His wounds needed care at a hospital for several days.

Bostic beat law enforcement in entering the burning home.
Nick Bostic saved four children and their 18-year-old sister from their burning house.
The money will go to funding Bostic's medical bills.
Bostic’s GoFunMe has raised half a million dollars.
Valerie Holdman/Facebook Fundraisers

Bostic talked about what happened after he saw the fire and ran inside on "America's Newsroom" on Monday.

"Before I was even halfway through the door, I started shouting to see if anyone was inside," Bostic said.

Bostic said he thought the house was empty until four people heard him and ran to him. He then took them outside and asked who was still there.

Bostic’s cousin, Richard, created the GoFundMe page.
Bostic suffered cuts, burns and blisters on his legs and arms.

“They said there’s a 6-year-old left in there. So, I went back inside,” he said.

Bostic described searching for the child without success and how smoke began to fill the home.

“It scared me a lot,” he said. “But then I started hearing Kaylani’s cry.”

Bostic said that he picked up the child and broke through an upstairs window to get her to safety.

Bostic has said since the rescue that God used him as a tool that night.


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