Welcome to the Evolving Man Project’s ‘Evolved “Little” Man of the Week’ profiles. This week we will highlight an individual that embodies what it means to be an evolved young boy on their path towards manhood, famous and non-famous alike. The world needs to know their stories and deeds. This week’s honor goes to Oklahoma native, and 11-year-old hero, Dayvon Johnson.
A sixth-grader in Oklahoma was honored for heroism for jumping into action to save a classmate who was choking and rescue a woman from a house fire all in one day. And for his efforts, 11-year-old Davyon Johnson was named an honorary police officer, honorary sheriff’s deputy, and a hero — also all in one day. Johnson received the three awards during the December Muskogee School Board meeting. On December 9, 2021, he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate who was choking, according to a school district’s Facebook post. Later that evening, he helped a woman whose house was on fire.
The honors continued, with the Oklahoma City Thunder paying special tribute to Davyon’s super-heroic actions during the Thunder’s January 15, 2021 game.
Tera Shows, a spokesperson for the city, said,
“The entire Muskogee community is so proud of Dayvon for his heroic acts. His courage goes beyond his years. His ability to think quickly and react saved two lives in one day. What an accomplishment!”
According to his mom, Latoya, Johnson may have gotten the hero trait honestly. His uncle Wendell is an emergency medical technician who saves lives every day.
Here is Dayvon in his own words about being honored by the OKC Thunder NBA Team:
“It was pretty incredible because I got to meet players, and they honored me there.
Dayvon Johnson is proving heroes can come in all ages. We at the Evolving Man Project wish Dayvon continued success. Maybe one day in the future, he’ll be an OKC firefighter rescuing cats from trees or saving another person from a burning building. The sky’s the limit. Today we honor Dayvon Johnson as our Evolved “Little” Man of the Week.