CLINTON -- Kamden LaRose made a special delivery to two RC Willey delivery associates who showed up at his house thinking they were delivering an order.
"Hi, let's play," the 4-year-old boy shouted as he opened the door after the bell rang Tuesday.
Lee Parry and Fred Naeata thought they were bringing slats for a bed they had delivered at the LaRose home in September. They said they didn't recognize the name when they saw the order slip, but knew where they were when they pulled into the cul-de-sac.
They received hugs, words of thanks and appreciation, plus cards, a gift and a poinsettia plant for their role in saving Kamden's life Sept. 7.
"Thank you for saving me," Kamden said as he handed a card created out of blue construction paper, with the words "My Hero," written in crayon on the front.
On Sept. 7, the two, who have worked side by side for 10 years, were delivering a bed to the LaRose home when they found Kamden in a window well with 4 to 6 inches of water in it.
Sheena LaRose, Kamden's mother, moments before, had sent her son to his bedroom to keep him out of the way of the delivery men and had turned on a vacuum to clean the area where the bed was going. Both rooms are on the second floor.
"I could see (Kamden) out of the corner of my eye, looking out of his window trying to talk to his friends," Parry said.
Parry, of Clinton, and Naeata, of West Valley, had pulled the headboard out of the trailer of the truck, when Parry heard a "thump." At first he thought one of the children on the sidewalk had got in the way of the headboard.
"Then I head a whimpering sound and looked around," Parry said.
He saw a window screen laying on top of rose bushes.
Another look sent him running to the window well where the boy was, with his face in the water after falling almost 20 feet.
Parry jumped in the window well, lifted out the soaking-wet boy and handed him to his partner. Then as soon as he got out, Naeata handed the boy back to Parry and they ran inside the home to Sheena LaRose, who called 911.
"I thought the kid was dead," Naeata said when he first saw Kamden in the window well. "He didn't move."
Kamden was 3 years old at the time.
After emergency crews arrived, Parry and Naeata went back to work, setting up the bed.
Sheena's husband, Kyle LaRose, said Sheena called him, crying, at his job in Salt Lake City shortly after the accident.
He then drove 45 minutes to Ogden Regional Medical Center, hoping his oldest son would be OK.
"I could hear him crying through the phone when I was talking to Sheena," Kyle said.
Kamden had scrapes on his head where he hit the window well, and a collapsed lung. But the day after the accident, the boy was ready to ride his bike.
Tuesday was the first time the LaRoses heard Parry's story of what happened, and it was also when they first learned about Naeata's role.
"We just want to thank you for saving Kamden's life," Sheena LaRose said.
Both men have children of their own. Parry has 19-year-old twins, and Naeata has nine children.
"We don't think we're heroes," Parry said. "We just did what anyone else would have done."
The LaRoses' contacted Parry's supervisor, JoAnne Hamblin, who arranged for the special delivery.
"We're so sorry this took so long to say thank you, but we definitely believe you deserve it," Sheena LaRose said. "Thank you is not enough for what you did."
"There is nothing better than to save a life," Naeata said. "I'm happy to see him running around."