Local Nannies Rally Around Nanny Hero Alyson Myatt


Dobbs Ferry, New York (April 18, 2010)-When local nanny placement agency owner and co-president of the International Nanny Association Susan Tokayer heard Alyson Myatt’s story, she sprang into action to help.

“Every day I work with nannies like Alyson who commit to doing all they can to protect the children in their care. Alyson followed through on that commitment in a big way” said Tokayer, president of Family Helpers, a Dobbs Ferry based domestic placement agency.

On March 23 Alyson Myatt, 22, suffered third-degree burns on both feet and second- and third-degree burns to her hand when she ran through 400-degree flames to save the boy in her care, Aden Hawes age 5.

“When I heard her story on the news, I felt compelled to do something to help her” said Tokayer, who contacted nannies she has placed asking for donations to send to Alyson. “Since Alyson, like many nannies, didn’t have health insurance, I knew her act of heroism had the potential to be an unbearable financial burden to her.”

Cindy Augustine, a Westchester County, NY based nanny who currently cares for 3 children ages 4, 7 and 9 donated a gift set for Alyson, toys to send to Aden, and tools to send to his dad. “I wanted to help Alyson, and the family she works with because she is a hero and deserves any help we can give her” said Augustine.“ A good nanny will do anything to help or save the life of a child, even at the risk of our own lives, and she is an excellent example of a good nanny. She deserves to be honored.”
Family Helpers will be sending a monetary donation to Alyson in care of the trust fund that has been established for her (Alyson C Myatt Trust Fund – C/O Chase Bank – 9601 Lantern Road – Fishers, Indiana 46037).

For more information or to join Family Helpers in supporting Alyson please email info@familyhelpers.net or call 914-674-8535.


3 Responses to “Local Nannies Rally Around Nanny Hero Alyson Myatt”

  1. Lynette Hurm Says:

    We live in St. Matthews and my daughter, Riley, and some friends have raised money (over $100) to help Alyson Myatt. Can you tell me if you can take the funds to any Chase bank? Also, do you have a mailing address for her? The kids would like to send her a card as would some people I know. Thank you, Lynette

    • Family_Helpers Says:

      Hi there,
      I believe everything needs to go here:
      Alyson C Myatt Trust Fund
      C/O Chase Bank
      9601 Lantern Road
      Fishers, Indiana 46037.

      her contact info is listed as
      William Leslie (Les) Keene Jr.
      Attorney at Law
      212 B Templin Ave
      Bardstown, KY 40004

  2. alyson myatt Says:

    Hello Lynette Hurm thank you for your caring heart. Your daughter Riley and her friend were very sweet and kind to raise money for me. Tell her I say thanks!! I’m sorry if you didn’t receive a thank you card from me. But thank you! God bless you and your family this Christmas and always.

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