“Thought She Might Not Make IT”; Henrico 5th Grader Saves Choking Friend

By Shelly Brown

A fifth grader in Henrico has been hailed a hero for jumping into action when he saw a classmate choking at lunch; she was starting to turn colors and gasping for breath.

“I wasn`t really calm, my heart was racing I just knew I had to help her,” said Benjamin Ford.

Though he was nervous, school officials said the fifth grader had all the right moves. Benjamin said he knew what to do because he relied on information that he learned in a documentary a few years ago, which he watched with his mom.

Benjamin FordBen was recognized by Greenwood Elementary school administrators, who shared the story of his heroic intervention with the entire school.

Source: WTVR.com

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