VIDEO: A 9-year-old boy from Rose Township is on a big mission to save lives.
Lucas Vetter is raising money to buy lifesaving CPR machines for the fire department in Livingston County and he has reached his first milestone in his goal.
"They showed us the LUCAS and I instantly became insanely impressed by how amazing it was," Vetter said. "I just felt like I needed to be a part of them helping save lives."
LUCAS is a mechanical chest compression device that can be used during resuscitation attempts that last a long time. The Howell Fire Department has four stations but only one LUCAS machine. When Vetter found out, he decided to start fundraising.
Local 4 highlighted his effort when he was just getting started and how he's raised $16,000, which is what a LUCAS device costs. This isn't the end of his mission, though.
"Livingston County needs 21 LUCAS's. So I'm going to hopefully get the 21 LUCAS's for Livingston County," Vetter said. "Then get them around Michigan."