EMT Saves Child Who Choked On A Candy

Shalom Oberlander

The piece of candy

“I stayed with the family until the ambulance came, it took around ten minutes,” said Shalom. “Even though the mother decided not to take her child to the hospital I thought it was important to stay with the family. The mother had watched me save her child’s life, and she was still shaken up. In cases of choking, every second counts, and the fact that I happened to be nearby is the reason that the child is alive today. If he would have had to wait an additional ten minutes until the ambulance had arrived, he likely would not have survived.”

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