Woman Says She Owes Life to NJ Mayor Booker

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 01:17 PM

 

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The woman pulled from her burning home by Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker says she would be dead if he hadn't come to her rescue and feels "blessed."

Zina Hodge tells Fox TV station My9 from her hospital room that she was gasping for air and delusional when Booker lifted her from her bed and carried her to safety last Thursday.

Hodge tells the station she doesn't remember him picking her up. All she remembers is the mayor calling out for her.

The 47-year-old woman is recovering at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston from burns to her legs and back.

The mayor suffered smoke inhalation and burned his right hand when, against the wishes of his security detail, he rushed up the stairway of his neighbor's burning house to rescue Hodge.

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