It’s always a great thing when we can pass along stories about someone that did something good, especially when they’re 11 years old.

Bald Eagle (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A girl and her stepdad were on a road near the Schuylerville Central School, when they saw an injured bald eagle on the side of a road. Kallie Ahern and her stepfather, Michael Liotta went over to help the bird. Kallie, a little shaky about touching the bird, took the bird and wrapped it up in her coat. According to the article from the Times Union on March 24, they called the New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, who came to pick up the bird so they could help heal the bird’s fractured wing.

Yesterday, Kallie received something very special for her efforts. While Senator Charles Schumer was at Albany International Airport for his announcement about JetBlue’s arrival in Albany, he honored Kallie with a special award for taking care of the injured eagle. There was one more special thing. According to the story from News 10 ABC, a trip to Florida from JetBlue was given to Kallie and her family