Weather Alert

A Nine-Year-Old Learns the Heimlich, Then Saves Her Best Friend the Next Day

How’s this for good timing?  A nine-year-old girl near Boston named Shailyn Ryan was at school last Wednesday.  And her best friend Keira started choking on a hot dog at lunch.

She couldn’t breathe, and her face turned red.  But luckily, Shailyn knew what to do . . . because she’d just learned the Heimlich maneuver ONE DAY earlier.

Her parents signed her up for a course at their local rec center called Home Alone Safety.  And one of the things she learned was what to do if someone starts choking.

So she immediately jumped up . . . got behind Keira . . . did the Heimlich the way they taught her to . . . and saved her best friend’s life.

She told the local news she wasn’t even nervous when she saw Keira choking because she knew exactly how to handle it.

(CBS Boston)

Connect With Us Listen To Us On