Published on October 6th, 2014 | by Mike0
Boy Hero Saves Teacher’s Life
Sometimes the things you learn can save someone’s life!
Teacher Sheri Lowe has an art class at Hyde Elementary School in Houston. One day she was alone in the classroom with cub scout Kyle Forbes.
She began choking on an apple she had been eating. Luckily for her, Kyle had just learned about the Heimlich maneuver in Cub Scouts. The Heimlich maneuver is a special way you squeeze someone if they are choking on food. It helps them to get the food out of their bodies so that they can stop choking.
He used what he had learned and squeezed her twice. She says the first time it didn’t work. Kyle then said, “I got it, Mrs. Lowe.”
The second time he tried, it worked. She was able to breathe again, and credits Kyle as saving her life! He was honored by his school and his Scout pack for it with the National Heroism Award, and gladly accepts his new Hero status.
He has said that before saving his teacher’s life, he was always being bullied. Kyle has autism, and so some children feel they must pick on someone like him, who may not act the way kids expect a classmate to behave. But now, he says he feels like a superhero. People clapped for him, cheered for him when he got the award for his heroism.
Kyle’s story shows that we can all be heroes, even those we think are too different to make a difference. It also shows that we can benefit the world from the things we learn, whether it’s the Heimlich maneuver and saving someone’s life, or maybe learning science and improving health conditions around the world. We have a lot to learn from each other, and a lot to give back. Mrs. Lowe got her life back thanks to one brave, knowledgable kid! Have you done anything to help someone else? Share your stories below!