The GoFundMe for an Indiana pizza delivery man who saved four children and their 18-year-old sister from a burning home last week has raised nearly a half-million dollars as of Wednesday morning.
Nick Bostic’s cousin, Richard, created a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for the heroic pizza delivery driver’s recovery after he suffered cuts, burns and blisters on his legs and arm. The page has raised $453,509 as of early Wednesday.
“This kid is the real deal,” Richard wrote on the page. “Sadly, he has some serious injuries and will need help during his recovery.”
Bostic, who delivers pizza around Lafayette, suffered the injuries around 12:30 a.m. on July 11. While he was able to lead the teen and three of the children out of the burning home, Bostic ran back into the flames and fought heavy smoke to search for a 6-year-old child who was still inside. He eventually found her and carried her out through a window.
His injuries required treatment for several days at a hospital.
Bostic appeared Monday on “America’s Newsroom” and recounted what happened after he spotted the flames and ran inside.
“Before I was halfway into the door, I started hollering if there was anybody in there,” Bostic said.
Bostic said he started to think the house was empty until four people heard him and ran to him. He then led them outside and asked if anyone was left.
“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 he grabbed the child in his arms and was able to bust through an upstairs window and carry her to safety.
Following the rescue, Bostic has said that God used him as an instrument that night.
Fox News’ Amy Nelson contributed to this report.