You really never know when you’ll have the chance to use something you learned in school, but the opportunity came quickly for 17-year-old Drake Williams. He was watching eight-year-old Gracie Bird and when she started choking on candy.
Williams says his instinct kicked in when he saw the little girl choking and he used the first-aid training he learned in school to save her. The teen performed the Heimlich maneuver on the girl, dislodging the candy so Gracie could breathe again.
Now Gracie’s mom calls Drake her daughter’s “guardian angel” for saving her life.
Source: The Indy Channel