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Frankfort 4th-Grader Helps Choking Classmate

Posted at 4:37 PM, Mar 26, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Frankfort 4th-grader used advice he learned from firefighters to help a classmate who was choking on cereal.

Caleb Lefler, 9, said that he noticed his classmate choking and asked her if she was OK. He said she shook her head no.

“I, like, patted her on the back and got a teacher,” he said.

Thanks to Caleb’s quick thinking, the girl got help.

“I felt calm, I knew what to do, I knew I shouldn’t overreact about it,” he said.

He received that advice from his heroes, firefighters.

“He said just make sure you stay calm and don’t be afraid,” Caleb told LEX 18.

Caleb has been honored by his school, Westridge Elementary, the city mayor, and March 25 was even proclaimed Caleb’s Day.

Caleb told LEX 18 that his dream is to be a firefighter.

“My dream was to do or to be like a firefighter one day, and for me to know I have my own day, that’s just breathtaking,” he said.