Bridgeport woman honored for saving child

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BRIDGEPORT -

A Bridgeport woman is being hailed a hero for throwing herself in front of a speeding car to save a child's life.

A ceremony was held for 32-year-old Shanta Jordan at her house Sunday.

She was honored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and Police Chief A.J. Perez for saving an 8-year-old boy on May 31. The child is roughly the same age as Jordan's own three children.

Gov. Dannel Malloy also sent his congratulations for a job well done.

Police say video clearly shows that Jordan threw herself in front of a speeding, out-of-control car to save the life of a little boy. Jordan is now recovering from a broken pelvis.  

The images quickly went viral on social media and have now been seen by millions of people around the world.

Jordan herself says she doesn't feel like a hero, just a mom who did what any good mother would do to protect a little kid from danger.

The driver, 37-year-old Allen Pearson, was arrested and charged with reckless driving.

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