You know the saying “when it rains it pours”? Well, in the case of 11-year-old Davyon Johnson and saving lives, that is certainly true.
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It all started when a fellow student at the 6th and 7th Grade Academy in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, stumbled into Davyon’s classroom, choking. Davyon leaped into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver on his classmate.
As it turns out, Davyon’s peer had been trying to take his water bottle cap off with his teeth when he accidentally inhaled it. Thanks to Davyon and the lifesaving maneuver he learned on YouTube, a simple mistake didn’t turn into a disaster!
His principal, Latricia Dawkins, was quick to express her gratitude.
“Davyon immediately sprinted over and did the Heimlich maneuver,” Latricia said. “From the account of the witnesses, when he did it the bottle cap popped out.”
If that had been the only eventful thing Davyon was involved in that day, he would still be a hero, but as it turns out, Davyon was fated to save two lives!
Later on, he spotted a house on fire — and a woman in distress.
“It was a disabled lady and she was walking out of her house,” Davyon said. “She was on her porch. But I thought, being a good citizen, I would cross and help her get into her truck and leave.”
And that’s exactly what he did! The local authorities were understandably impressed with both of his rescues. Both the Muskogee Police Department and the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office honored Davyon by making him an honorary member of their departments.
As for Davyon’s mother, LaToya Johnson, she wasn’t surprised. Her brother is an EMT, so saving lives clearly runs in the family.
“I’m just a proud mom,” LaToya said.
Davyon, it seems, isn’t done being a hero. He wants to follow in his uncle’s footsteps and become an EMT. He’s certainly off to a promising start! We wish this young hero well on his path to being a first responder… officially, that is!
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