Nov 12, 2022 | Politics

Fourth Grader Saves Choking Classmate: ‘I’m Happy She’s Alive’

Fourth Grader Saves Choking Classmate: 'I'm Happy She's Alive'

A fourth grader in Racine, Wisconsin, knew exactly what to do when a classmate was in serious trouble on Tuesday.

Essence Collier was enjoying lunch at her elementary school when the situation turned dangerous, but that did not phase her at all, WISN reported Saturday.

“I just saw that she was holding her neck, and I rushed up there as fast as I can,” the 9-year-old recalled.

A teacher named Samantha Bradshaw saw Essence go into emergency mode when she ran across the room to help.

“I see her go to the other student and wrapped her arms around her and performed the Heimlich maneuver on her,” Bradshaw commented, adding, “I have never seen a student react in that way before.”

It took mere seconds for the classmate’s airway to clear and for her to resume breathing normally.

Many people die every year due to choking, which is the fourth leading cause of…

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