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Myatt appeared on show Thursday

By Lisa King

Alyson Myatt, a Shelbyville nanny who has been hailed a hero after running through flames to save a 5-year-old from a burning house, received $20,000 from Ellen DeGeneres and a cruise from a company sponsor during an appearance on the television show Thursday.

Myatt appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to tell her story about the fire on March 23 in which she received second- and third-degree burns.

Myatt, who has garnered national media attention because of the fire, has gained the support of the nation after it was learned that she had no health insurance and was worried about how she would pay for medical expenses she incurred at the burn unit at the University of Louisville.

A fund set up last week for Myatt in Shelbyville to collect money for her to pay her medical bills after being badly burned in a fire in which she rescued a 5-year-old from a burning house is still operational.

People may still make donations to Myatt at Republic Bank; the fund is called the “Aly Myatt Hero Nanny” fund.

Alissa Steine, banking center supervisor at Republic Bank in Shelbyville, said people may donate to the fund at any Republic Bank.

Also, the TODAYshow.com states that another fund has also been set up for Myatt at a Chase Bank in Indiana.

Anyone who would like to donate to that fund may do so by credit card, at any Chase Bank or by mailing a check or money order made payable to:

Alyson C Myatt Trust Fund

C/O Chase Bank

9601 Lantern Road

Fishers, Indiana 46037