Texas Teen Saves Choking Toddler’s Life During Homecoming Parade!
Dallas, Texas cheerleader #TyraWinters has been declared a town hero for saving the life of a choking toddler during her high school’s parade!
According to the #DailyMail the incident took place at the Rockwall high school parade. Winters, 17 we’re amongst her fellow cheerleaders and football team on a homecoming float when she spotted a toddler choking to death.
Winter’s explains that she heard a voice with the crowd screaming for help and that a child was choking. Sources have confirmed that Tyra immediately jumped off the float and ran into the crowd towards the young boy and his mother, she then performed the Heimlich maneuver.
'At this point, he's kind of turning purple, I picked him up and then I tilted him downwards and gave him two or three back thrusts. He then was spitting everything up.”
The boy’s mom Nicole Hornback tells local news that she had already attempted to perform the Heimlich maneuver on her son Clark, 2 but had no luck.
'I just literally was holding him out and just running through the crowd trying to hand him off to anyone,' Hornback states in a #CBSNews interview.
“I was sitting right next to him. I just happened to look over. There was no noise, no coughing, no breathing.”
Nicole praises Winters for her quick thinking and ability to save her son’s life she deems her to be very brave. 'She saved my baby,' states Hornback. 'I commend her for being a teenager and being trained.'