A 9-year-old girl is being hailed a hero after giving a classmate the Heimlich maneuver when he began choking in the cafeteria.
On Monday, Emily Ogle, a 4th grader at Central Elementary School in Roxana, Illinois, 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.
"Many kids are in high school when they first learn to administer abdominal thrusts, but if a younger child is strong enough, that's wonderful," Les Bronte, Read More »from Girl Gives Boy Heimlich Manuever, He Thanks Her with Candy