Sunday, April 25, 2010

Television CAN Save Lives!


Growing up we were always encouraged to go outside and play rather than sit in front of the TV all day. Granted the only shows we ever watched (or that existed) were Mickey Mouse Club, Romper Room, and Sesame Street. However, in Long Island this week staying in to watch TV paid off!


A young girl saved the life of her friend who was choking on gum during choir practice. She reacted quickly when she saw her friend struggling to breathe remembering an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. She gave her friend the Heimlick maneuver and the gum flew out of her mouth.


Moral of the story? Although kids can be extremely energetic, talk back, never listen, break rules, and a hundred other things that can drive us crazy they are still amazing and will always surprise us. Now if only they wouldn't chew gum in class...

8 comments:

Ellen said...

Wow, this is crazy! I'm impressed. I totally would panicked. I got Red Cross CPR lessons when I was a teen and I'm pretty positive I don't remember a thing I was taught. Which is kind of scary...

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Lauralee said...

Interesting.

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Jhanz said...

sure,kids learn a lot of things on tv... its great because in this particular incident it worked positively... there are also incident where kids do harm to other kids cuz they're imitating the violent things seen on tv....

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Melanie's Randomness said...

Now I've heard everything. Woa. Good for the kids!

eemusings said...

Aww, what a great story! TV isn't all bad.

Anonymous said...

It's Heimlich, not Heimlick.

Luna said...

interesting story. tv can be good too. its not all bad despite what some people might wanna say.

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