An 8-year-old St. Anthony School student became a hero after he saved the life of his classmate who chocked on a gummy bear. The boy told the reporters that he learned the life-saving maneuver from his father, an emergency room physician, who said that he didn’t realize his son was listening when he explained the maneuver.
Fresno Second Grader Did Not Hesitate to Use Heimlich Maneuver
Eight-year-old Andrew Ramirez has managed to show that age doesn’t matter when it comes to saving someone’s life. During Valentine’s Day themed party held at the St. Anthony School, Ramirez shared a couple of gummy bears with his classmate, Makayla Annis.
The girl told the reporters that Ramirez told her a couple of funny jokes and she couldn’t stop laughing. Unfortunately for her, she was eating gummy bears while laughing away the time with her classmate.
At one point she remembered putting a gummy bear in her mouth and tried to swallow it when she began choking. Without hesitating, the 8-year-old boy performed the Heimlich maneuver and managed to help Annis discard the piece of candy which became lodged in her windpipe.
The girl was later taken to the hospital and released after a few hours of observations. As for the 8-year-old, he became Annis’ hero and made his father very proud. Rene Ramirez, Andrew’s dad, who is an emergency room physician, told the reporters that he talked about Heimlich maneuver with his son, but didn’t recall showing him how it’s done.
The man added that when he first heard about the classroom incident, he thought that it was a bit exaggerated, only to find out later that his son actually managed to save someone’s life. When asked about his career, Andrew said that would very much like to thread in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor.
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