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Stranger who helped injured teen at Mall St. Matthews: "I feel like God put me there"

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On the night of Dec. 26, Daja Henderson made a spur of the moment trip to Zale’s at Mall St. Matthews to look at engagement rings.

While Henderson was in the store, a screaming herd of people came her way, knocking Wynette Young onto the floor of the business and sending Young’s 16-year-old son, Christopher, face-first into a glass store front nearby.

The teenager was bleeding heavily from his mouth, and his front teeth had been knocked back.

“My nurturing instinct was like they didn’t have anything to absorb the blood, so I just took off my jacket and gave it to him,” Henderson said. “I feel like God put me there."

Henderson, a nursing student and nurse’s aide, helped Christopher and then suddenly disappeared. Young never got the woman’s name.

“[Christopher] was like, ‘mom, you’ve gotta find that lady’,” Young said. “How can I find her?”

Henderson’s family contacted WDRB on Friday. The two women and Christopher met at a home in Louisville.

“I want to get her a new jacket, because I can’t really give her back that jacket. It’s a biohazard,” Young said.

Beginning Saturday, a temporary policy at Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center will require that anyone younger than 18 be with an adult-- 21 or older-- on Fridays and Saturdays after 4 p.m.

For a more detailed look at the policy, click here.

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