Preteens and Teens Saving Lives

News reports have highlighted the heroic actions of preteens and teenagers who knew how to perform the Heimlich maneuver for a classmate, family member, teacher (or other adult) with complete airway obstruction.

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These 4 reports, plus the first 2 stories (with videos) below are about preteens
who have saved others from choking:

  1. Boy Saves Mom’s Life with Heimlich Maneuver – Saint John Telegraph Journal, October 2007[Ref:38]
  2. Girl Saves Friend’s Life Using Heimlich – KMBC Kansas City, January 2008[Ref:39]
  3. Girl, 8, Saves Friend Choking at Restaurant – WCCO Minneapolis, December 2007[Ref:40]
  4. Heimlich Inventor Honours Cape Breton Boy – CBC News, April 2007[Ref:37]

Girl, 7, Saves Mom’s Life with Move She Remembered from Mrs. Doubtfire

5th Grade Hero Performs Heimlich

Aurora Middle-Schooler Saves Friend with Heimlich Maneuver

Student’s Response Saves Teacher’s Life

Teen Uses Heimlich to Save Choking Niece

Teenage Student Saves Classmate’s Life with Heimlich Maneuver

Teen Girl Uses Heimlich Maneuver to Save Choking Man

Did You Know?!

Choking and suffocation are responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one in Canada.[Ref:3]