Autistic Scout Saves Teacher

Cynthia Dermody

I love hearing stories like these. Not stories about people choking -- I'd never wish that on anyone. But stories about the heroes who save them from dying, especially when they are children with special needs.

It reminds us that they can do anything and everything that typically functioning kids do.

Here's a clip of Kyle Forbes, an autistic child who saved his teacher from choking on an apple by delivering the Heimlich maneuver he learned in Cub Scouts.

Thanks to the ladies in the Newcomer's Club for pointing this one out.

Forbes and his teacher were alone in the room when the incident happened. He said he "knew exactly what to do," and gave his teacher two squeezes. The apple piece ejected during the second one.

Watch the video -- you'll have to click over to YouTube directly. What a sweet kid.


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