Cheerleader flies into action to save choking boy during parade and becomes a hero
Kyra Winters had trained hard to entertain the crowd. Little did she know that she’d end up saving one crowd member’s life.
It was time for Rockwell High School’s homecoming parade.
Kyra Winters and the other cheerleaders came out on a float and started dancing.
Nicole Hornback had taken her two young children, Clark and Warren, to see the parade.
And then something shocking happened. Two-year-old Clark began choking on a piece of candy.
Nicole started screaming out for help, hoping that someone knew how to save her baby.
Nicole Hornback told KETK NBC:
“He was just physically just choking, just gagging and just gasping for air.”
Instead of panicking, Kyra jumped off the school float and ran toward the boy.
She knew she could save him if she got there soon enough.
She reached Clark and started performing the Heimlich maneuver on the child.
Kyra Winters explained:
“I picked the kiddo up. I tilted him downward, and I hit like two or three good back thrusts, and he started spitting up.”
Soon, the candy had become dislodged from the child’s throat. Clark could feel the air rushing into his lungs.
Kyra realized that the boy was going to be fine. So without a word, she handed him back to his mom and ran back to her float to carry on with her routine, like a true professional.
Naturally, Nicole was incredibly grateful to Kyra.
She later posted about how the cheerleader had rescued Clark on Facebook, explaining that the entire thing happened so fast that she didn’t even get to learn the girl’s name.
Luckily, someone who worked at the school saw this post and connected Nicole with Kyra.
Soon, Nicole, Kyra, and Nicole’s kids were meeting in person properly.
Kyra and Nicole hugged. And Clark and Kyra high fived, as the boy was a little shy.
It turns out that Kyra learned how to perform the Heimlich manoeuver from her mother, who runs a group home for foster children.
Clark is the first child that Kyra has saved, but almost definitely not the last.
After high school, she plans to study to become a pediatric surgeon.
If this amazing story is anything to go by, then Kyra sure does have what it takes to achieve her dreams.
A news report about Kyra’s rescue then appeared online, where it went viral.
To date, it has gained over 1 million views. It also has more than 30,000 likes.
People like Kyra show why we shouldn’t stereotype cheerleaders.
So many people say that cheerleaders are just ditzy. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Hopefully, people like Kyra will be successful in breaking any cheerleader stereotypes.
After all, young people get enough flack from older people without us judging their hobbies.
Just imagine how many people have made fun of Kyra and other girls in her position for wanting to be a cheerleader.
And then she not only saves a child’s life but manages to complete her performance? How many of us could do that!?
Be sure to watch the video below to see Kyra meet with the little boy she saved!
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Source : https://spotlightstories.co/