This past Tuesday a teenage girl was honored with the Bravery and Courage award by the San Bernardino City School District for saving a young boy’s life.
CBS Los Angeles reports that over the summer Janeth Santos heard a woman screaming for help. The 13 year-old remembers, “I went to see what happened, and she asked me if I knew any medical things.”
The distressed woman was carrying her four-year-old son Josh in her arms. The child was choking on a piece of candy and was turning blue.
The 8th grader realized the little boys airway was blocked and she immediately put her fingers in his mouth and pulled the piece of candy out of his throat.
Janeth who is a Curtis Middle School student said she had learned CPR at school, “You remember everything your teacher teaches you. You remember to stop and keep calm.” She also went on to say she was nervous while assisting the child.
When the paramedics arrived on scene the little boy was doing fine. The medics were so impressed with the teenager and her bravery that they shared her story with her school district.