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Gail Selvig our "Hero Next Door"

9:19 PM, Jan 26, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Monday, First Coast News Sports Anchor Chris Porter started a new franchise called "Hero Next Door".  

The purpose of the franchise is to recognize everyday people who do extraordinary work or things in their community.

Monday, we introduced you to 18-year-old Duane Moore, who's a senior student at Douglas Anderson School.

Moore is an artist and an aspiring singer but the lyrics to his life story are far different than most teenagers.

He lives in a one room apartment alone where he has to pay his own rent.

Moore had to leave his parents home, a household he described as very troubled. 

A stressful situation that Moore says consumed his mind and had him contemplating suicide.

Then Moore met Gail Selvig, who works in the office at his school.

Selvig along with some of people who work at Douglas Anderson talked Moore out of committing suicide.

Selvig then decided to open up her home to Moore.

Moore visits Selvig regularly to do his homework, have dinner and enjoy that quality family time he's always desired.

Moore says he calls Selvig "grandma" and he's thankful she and her family loves him unconditionally.

Gail Selvig is our first "Hero Next Door".

First Coast News

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