WAXAHACHIE, Texas — Not even the throb of a recently amputated leg could stop 28-year-old Kyle Webb from meeting the man who saved his life.
"It's not every day you get to meet your hero," said Webb from his wheelchair. "And if I get a chance to meet him for the first time, I want to be there. It don't matter... I'll fight through the pain. I want to be here."
His hero is truck driver Stewart King.
King was driving his big rig when he saw Webb lose control of his motorcycle on Interstate 35E near Waxahachie on May 19.
As other drivers passed by in the darkness, King stopped. He pulled the bike off Webb and made sure the critically injured cyclist didn't bleed to death.
At a barbeque lunch at the Timco Logistics Systems office in Waxahachie, King was honored as a hero.
It is a title he claims does not fit.
"You know, I stop for older ladies and men to change flats on their tires sometimes, you know," King said. "I've just always been that way, I don't know why, you know? I still think fire department paramedics and the police department here are the real heroes, because if they wouldn't have responded when they did, I'm afraid he wouldn't be here right now."
Kyle Webb lost his right leg below the the knee, but gained a new appreciation for life.
While he may not remember anything about the accident, Webb will never forget his hero, Stewart King.
"Words can't say how grateful I am to him," Webb said. "I've got three children and a wife. Lots of family. It could've all been over that night."