Texas high school cheerleader saves boy from choking

A NORTH TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER IS BEING HAILED A HERO FOR SAVING A LITTLE BOY FROM CHOKING.THE TEENAGER WAS PARTICIPATING IN HER SCHOOL’S HOMECOMING PARADE WHEN SHE JUMPED INTO ACTION.THE STORY… 3 TAKE PKGBABY..ABSOLUTELY DURATION:1:50nats cheer practiceCheerleaders work hard at entertaining the crowd.But recently, Rockwall High School senior Tyra Winters suddenly found herself in the middle of a life-or-death situation. photos of parade?It happened in the middle of the town’s Homecoming parade.”Bunch a kiddos. Bunch of candy in the air. It was cute.”photo family Among those lining the streets, Nicole Hornback and her sons, 5 year old Warren and 2 year old Clarke.Winters was passing by on a float.”And I hear someone screaming, ‘Help, help, my son’s choking.'”Little Clarke was choking on a piece of candy. “there was no coughing, there was no breathing. He was just physically choking, just gagging, and just gasping for air.”She tried everything, she says, but nothing worked.”I literally ran from bystander to bystander, just trying to pass him off to whoever would take him. But I was so distraught, I couldn’t speak.” A stranger in the crowd tried to help, but it wasn’t working either.That’s when Tyra jumped off the float and swung into action.”I picked the kiddo up, I tilted him downward, and I hit two or three good back thrusts. And he started spitting up and he was getting everything out.””To feel so useless as a mother was the most terrifying thing in my life.””He started breathing again. Super fun. So I gave the kid back to his mom. And I ran and got back on the float before I missed it.””To be honest, it blows my mind how it happened so fast.””I knew what she was feeling. I saw her tears. I saw her face.”The two never knew each other’s names.But the mother wrote a thank you note on Facebook. School administrators saw it and helped arrange a reunion. “Hi. Hi buddy. Hi how are you?”A little boy and a teenage girl. Strangers, until now.”You remember when she helped you? She made you feel better? Would you like to give her a high 5 or a hug? Yeah….””I don’t really have any words. The words that seem, that you would say to anyone who does something for you, is ‘thank you.’ But that doesn’t seem good enough.””I know they’re calling me the town hero. I am — it’s super exciting to own that title. But, most importantly, I’m just glad the boy is OK.”A humble teenage hero.A mother, forever grateful.Absolutely.” END OF PKG. 3 WINTERS WAS TRAINED IN THE HEIMLICH MANEUVER AND CPR BECAUSE HER MOTHER RUNS A GROUP HOME FOR FOSTER CHILDREN. SHE ALSO PLANS ON BECOMING A PEDIATRIC 3

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