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GMS student learns life-saving skills, saves grandmother from choking

Each year, groups of students are taught life-saving skills within the classroom. They learn techniques like CPR chest compressions, the Heimlich maneuver, and "Stop the Bleed". This year, 7th-grade science teacher, Kristin Armstrong, and the school's nurse, Samantha Gallagher, decided to dive even deeper into the training this year, making sure the students had a good grasp of understanding the lessons.
 
A few weeks later, 7th-grader Nathan Lamon put those very lessons to use. During dinner, his grandmother began choking on a piece of food, so he jumped into action by performing the Heimlich maneuver. He was able to dislodge the piece of food and his grandmother in danger. 
 
The Godley Fire Chief, along with the Godley Police Department, awarded Nathan with a plaque from the city for his heroism during a recent recognition assembly.
 
What an outstanding example Nathan is for our community!