Saturday, March 31, 2012

Heroism comes pint-sized

God Bless Nicholas!

The is the boy in red, the boy he saved is the one with the glasses sitting nexst to him.

Boy who saved classmate is honored
By Jennifer R. Lloyd - Express-News

It was lunchtime when Jasiah Rubalcava noticed his friend choking on a nacho chip.

Soon Nicholas Carvajal was clutching his neck and turning red. Jasiah raced around the table and performed the Heimlich maneuver, which loosened the chip enough for Nicholas to cough — and breathe.

The difference between Jasiah and other Heimlich heroes is that he is 6, a kindergartener at West Avenue Elementary, who can't yet pronounce the name of the technique.