Sixth-Grader Honored For Saving Two Lives (In One Day)

Source: Enid News

Davyon Johnson, who attends the 6th and 7th Grade Academy school in Oklahoma, used an abdominal thrust on a school mate who was choking on a bottle cap.

School prinicipal Latricia Dawkins recalled the December 17 incident: a student trying to fill his water bottle tried to loosen its cap with his mouth. The cap slipped into his throat, she said. The choking student stumbled into a nearby classroom, where Davyon happened to be.

“Davyon immediately sprinted over and did the Heimlich maneuver. From the account of the witnesses, when he did it the bottle cap popped out.”

Davyon demonstrated how he got behind the choking student, wrapped his arms around the student and “burped him, kind of.” Davyon said he learned to do the the Heimlich maneuver from YouTube. He said it is a valuable procedure to learn. “Just in case you’re in the situation I was in, you can know what to do,” he said.

Later that day, he rescued a woman from a burning house!

“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.”

He said the back of the house was on fire, “but it eventually got to the front of the house.”

Representatives of Muskogee Police Department, Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office and Muskogee Public Schools honored the young hero Tuesday night at the Muskogee Board of Education meeting, and he was named an honorary member of the police and sheriff’s departments.

“I felt good, excited,” Davyon said about the honor.

Dawkins said the recognition couldn’t have happened to a better person. “He is just a kind soul and well-liked by his peers and staff alike,” she said, adding that Davyon was a “dual hero” who “has always indicated that he wants to be an EMT.”

“I’m just a proud mom,” says Davyon’s mother, LaToya Johnson. But she’s not surprised he behaved the way he did. She said her brother, Wendell Johnson, is an emergency medical technician.

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