Saturday, October 5, 2019

Cheerleader saves child's life

A woman near Dallas, Texas, named Nicole Hornback was out watching a parade with her kids last month when her two-year-old started choking. She tried giving him Heimlich, but didn't know how to do it on a small child, so it didn't work. But luckily, 17-year-old cheerleader Tyra Winters happened to see what happened from a float she was riding on in the parade.

She knew what to do, since she plans to be a pediatric surgeon someday, and took CPR classes in 8th grade. So she jumped off the float, grabbed the child, tipped him forward on his stomach and hit him on the back a few times. She saved his life. Once he was breathing again, Tyra handed him back to Nicole and ran off to jump back on the float so she didn't miss her ride. She treated her deed as "no big deal" and Nicole didn't even get Tyra's name until she reported the incident on Facebook. Someone at Tyra's school saw it, and Nicole recently met up with Tyra to say thank you in person.

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