Student Saves Fellow Student’s Life by Performing the Heimlich Inside MHS Classroom
In October, Kaden Perry, a 10th grade student at MHS, saved the life of a fellow student after performing the heimlich maneuver. Kaden was in the classroom after school getting extra-help when another student began to choke. With the teacher in the room first trying and not being able to dislodge the item, she started towards the phone to call for help. Before she could get to the phone, Kaden stood up and performed it again on his classmate and the candy was dislodged.
Kaden says that he knew exactly what to do because his Mom, who works at a hospital, had taught him exactly what to do in that situation. As a result of his quick-thinking, Kaden is considered a hero.
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Kaden received the “Citizens Lifesaving Award” from the Middleborough Fire Department. This award is in recognition of the selfless act of rendering aid to others in a time of need.
We would like to thank Kaden for stepping in and leading to save a peer’s life. We know Sachems are leaders and we are thankful for everything our students do for the Middleborough High School community.
Lance Benjamino, Fire Chief, Kaden Perry, MHS Student, John Graham, Sergeant MPD, Paul Branagan, Principal MHS
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