Charlotte Heffelmire is a former pole vaulter. But her best athletic feat will go down as the time she lifted a car off of her father and saved his life.
Heffelmire, a 19-year-old home from the Air Force Academy, came into her garage to find her dad pinned underneath his truck after the jack slipped. Not only that, but when the car came down it spilled gasoline and started a fire.
When the 5-foot-6 Heffelmire came in bare foot, she immediately sprung into action and tried to lift the car.
"I felt the weight shift, and I said, 'You almost got it,' and then it was just ughhhhhh, and suddenly I'm pulled out," Eric told NBC News.
During the courageous act, Heffelmire burned her feet and injured her back. She's still resting to recover from both injuries, but she wasn't done there. Realizing the car might ignite and engulf the entire house, she managed to drive it out of the garage on three wheels.
In the midst of the commotion, Heffelmire's 3-month-old niece and her grandmother managed to escape the house while she retrieved a hose and began spraying it down.
"If I can't do any of the military branches, then probably just intelligence or government work," she said. "Right now I'm just healing up and making sure the family is OK."