This serves as the reason why you should teach kids these valuable life saving lessons at a young age.
8 year old Sterling Blake was playing with his 22-month old brother, Granger, when Granger started to choke on a quarter. Fortunately, Sterling new how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on a baby by whacking his back. The quarter was dislodged from Granger and his life was saved!
Their father, Ben, is a veteran of the Iraq ware and taught Sterling how to properly perform the Heimlich just two days before he had to actually use it. The local police department even awarded Sterling for his bravery and quick action!
Click on the photo for the full story. Photo credit the Washington Township Police Department.