This 5th grader is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of his choking classmate
Benjamin Ford, a 5th grade student of Greenwood Elementary school, Virginia, is being applauded for his quick thinking and timely action that saved the life of his choking classmate. At lunch, Benjamin noticed one of his classmates starting to turn colors and gasping for breath.
He sprang into action almost immediately and relied on information that he learned in a documentary a few years ago.
Though he was nervous, the school officials said the fifth grader had all the right moves.
“I felt like I had to hurry up and get to her,” Benjamin said. “I thought in a couple more seconds she might not make it.”
Ben has been recognized by Greenwood Elementary school administrators, who shared the story of his heroic intervention with the entire school.