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MCTS driver who saved abandoned child launches fundraiser to support homeless youth

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 17:14:26-05

The MCTS driver who rescued an abandoned child from a freeway overpass in December has started a fundraiser that will help support homeless youth.

The family of Irena Ivic, the woman who saved the child, is organizing the "Be like Irena" initiative that includes a GoFundMe campaign.

“We hope people will recognize that heroes are among us,” Ivic’s family said in a statement. “They do not necessarily look like movie stars or speak English perfectly. Heroes could be just regular people next door, like Irena.”

The goal of the campaign is $50,000 that will be donated to Covenant House, a non-profit that provides housing and services to homeless youth. The money also will go to the Center for Youth Integration, which operates shelters for the same cause in Serbia, Irena's native country.