President Obama Recognizes Teen for Helping K9 Units

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. - A 16-year-old invented a hot car alarm system to alert officers when their car is overheating. Now, the White House is even recognizing his efforts to help K9 units.

Chris Carswell, 16, invented a pager for Glynn County deputies. The teen has donated dozens of alarms to law enforcement agencies across the country.

Carswell says he got the idea after suffering a stroke in third grade. The teen has had numerous surgeries since the stroke. He wanted to make a difference in the world.

"In 3rd grade, I actually had a stroke and went into a series of seizures and respiratory and cardiac arrest, and died in the middle of lunch in front of my 3rd grade class." "Well, when I died, I met God and saw heaven and everything. And so, when I came back I already knew what to do."

This invention is even getting attention from President Obama. The Glynn and Camden County Sheriff's offices surprised Carswell with two President's Volunteer Service awards, including a signed letter from the president himself.