The story is told of a Scotish farmer named Fleming who heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. A young boy was stuck in the black muck up to his waist and was screaming for help. Farmer Fleming helped the boy out. The next day an elegant carriage stopped at the farmer’s house. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out.
“Are you Mr. Fleming?”
“Yes.” “You saved my son’s life. I want to repay you,” said the nobleman.
Farmer Fleming refused any financial reward for doing what any man would do. Fleming’s son was standing beside him.
“Is that your son?” the nobleman asked.
“Yes,” said the farmer.
“Then allow me to do this. Let me pay for his education. If he’s anything like his father, he will grow to be a man of honor and one you can be proud of.”
And that’s what happened. Son Fleming went to St. Mary’s Medical School in London.
He later became known as Sir Alexander Fleming, the man who discovered penicillin. Years later, the nobleman’s son was stricken with pheumonia. What saved his life? Penicillin. What was the son’s name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Now folks, I have told this story many times and in looking it up today, I made the sad discovery that it is false! Urban legend. Fake news. So, why tell it here? Because, although this story is not true (according to Snoops), these things really do happen. Here is a CBS story from July 27, 2017:

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