Medal of Honor awarded to Belvidere girl

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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) -- Local girl receives a prestigious award from Girl Scouts of the USA.

Sabrina Rappuhn is the six-year-old girl from Belvidere, IL, that was recently presented with the Medal of Honor after removing herself and her brother Max from a fire threat in their home.

Their mother Michelle was preparing lunch and stepped away for a moment to check on the laundry. While in the laundry room, Michelle heard Sabrina yelling so she ran back to the kitchen where she saw their toaster on fire. With the toaster in flames, Sabrina successfully kept herself and Max away from the threat.

Sabrina is a member of Girl Scout Troop 2230, which meets in Belvidere and consists of girls from all over Boone County. Her troop earned the Daisy Safety Award which her parents believe may have helped Sabrina be more aware of safety overall.

As far as the medal goes, it is given to girls who save a life or attempt to save a life without risk to their own life. It is reserved for Girl Scouts who have performed heroic acts beyond the degree of maturity and training to be expected at their age.