Davyon Johnson, 11, performed the Heimlich on a choking classmate.
We need to cover more stories like this because not everything is doom and gloom. There is so much good in the world.
Davyon Johnson, 11, of Muskogee, OK, saved two people last Thursday.
At school, Johnson used the Heimlich maneuver to save a classmate choking on a bottle cap:
[Principal Latricia] Dawkins recalled the Thursday incident that earned Davyon the honor. She said a student was trying to fill his water bottle and trying to loosen the cap with his mouth. The cap slipped into his throat, she said.
The choking student stumbled into a nearby classroom, where Davyon happened to be, she said.
“Davyon immediately sprinted over and did the Heimlich maneuver,” Dawkins said. “From the account of the witnesses, when he did it the bottle cap popped out.”
Davyon demonstrated how he got behind the choking student, wrapped his arms around the student and “burped him kind of.”
Johnson learned the Heimlich by watching a YouTube video. He encouraged others to learn it so “you can know what to do” if you ever find yourself in his situation.
Then Johnson noticed a handicapped lady on her front porch as her house burned:
“It was a disabled lady and she was walking out of her house,” Davyon said. “She was on her porch. But I thought, being a good citizen, I would cross and help her get into her truck and leave.”
He said the back of the house was on fire, “but it eventually got to the front of the house.”
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