A 9-year-old girl is being hailed as a hero after giving a classmate the Heimlich maneuver when he began choking in the cafeteria.
On Monday, Emily Ogle, a fourth-grader at Central Elementary School in Roxana, Ill., noticed that her classmate Kuper Stevens was choking on a breadstick during lunch. He couldn't breathe and was turning red, but luckily, Emily knew what to do –– thanks to her father, who had taught her how to administer the Heimlich maneuver when she was only 7 years old. "I did the Heimlich maneuver and I guess I got it out, but I didn't think so. So I ran and got the monitor, but I guess I already got it out," Emily told local news affiliate KSDK.
To thank his hero, Kuper has already bought Emily a gold-plated necklace that spells out her name and four bars of king-sized chocolate, wrapped with a string and a bow.
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