Training Starts Early
When Tyra Winters woke up that Saturday morning, she never dreamt she would change a child’s life that day. At 17, Tyra’s life revolved around her friends, school, and cheerleading. The day of the homecoming parade started like any other but would end with Tyra and her fellow cheerleaders learning how important it is to pay attention in class.
Tyra’s mom had encouraged her to learn CPR and First Aid. Working in the medical field, she knew how important it was to learn simple lifesaving maneuvers if the need ever presented itself. On that beautiful sunny day, the need was there and Tyra stepped up. Being at the right place at the right time, Tyra went from being an average teen cheerleader to one child’s forever hero.
Nicole Hornback had taken her child to the parade to see the firetrucks and beautiful floats. Grabbing some candy here and there was on the agenda as well. As the parade continue to pass by, Hornback noticed that her little boy wasn’t moving. He wasn’t making any noise either. She scooped him up and attempted to do the Heimlich maneuver but since she wasn’t properly trained, it didn’t work.
As the Rockwall High School cheerleader’s float drew close, Tyra noticed the frantic actions of the young mother and immediately knew something wasn’t right. Her first instinct was to jump off the float and race to the mother’s side. She took the toddler and gently laid him over her arm, giving three firm back thrusts. After the third strike, the toddler ejected the candy and began to cry.
Statistics provided by CPR Certified claim that close to 4,000 adults choke to death every year and every five days, a child dies due to choking. The Heimlich maneuver takes approximately 10 minutes to learn and can be used on children ad adults. When properly performed, the maneuver saves over 85% of victims who are choking on a foreign object.
After the incident, Tyra said, “He was turning purple, so I jumped off the float.” It was her quick thinking that saved the toddler’s life. Hornback followed with, “She saved my baby. I commend her for being a teenager and being trained.” Many people associate first aid and CPR training as part of adult education, it can actually be taught to teenagers as well.
Many schools offer CPR and first aid training to their students who are involved in extracurricular activities. Teaching students at an early age and stressing the importance of being aware of their surroundings will save lives as well as provide them a skill they can use for the rest of their lives. For Tyra and her cheerleading squad, a valuable lesson was learned that day. Every day is a gift and you never know when something will happen that can change your life.
For both Tyra and the Hornbacks, that day will be one that is not soon forgotten. Tyra’s quick thinking was just what was needed to save a child’s life. It’s never too early to start teaching lifesaving skills. You really never know when they will be needed.
Three Unlikely Animals Share A Den
The animal kingdom is full of surprises, and one of the most remarkable is the story of a hyena, a warthog, and a porcupine that share a den in harmony. According to the African Journal of Ecology, these unusual roommates coexist in a den at a wildlife preserve in Kenya. Researchers were amazed to discover that these animals could live together in such close quarters, despite being predator and prey.
The den contains 7 hyenas, two porcupines, and three warthogs. They have lived together for months and use the same entrance and exit. Inside the den, they occupy separate chambers so they can keep their distance, but it is still unusual since these animals are both predator and prey. The only explanation so far is that each animal has its own defensive mechanism. Hyenas are natural predators, warthogs have big tusks, and porcupines have sharp spikes.
What is even more fascinating is that the animals seem to have established some kind of social hierarchy, with the hyenas at the top and the porcupines at the bottom. The hyenas have been observed tolerating the presence of the other animals, but they still remain cautious and alert.
The researchers believe that the den may have been the result of a fortuitous set of circumstances. Once the soil in the area became softer after the rain, the species separated because they could find other shelter and dig new holes. However, for these particular animals, the den may have been the only option for shelter, and so they learned to tolerate each other’s presence and established a unique living arrangement.
It is rare to see such a diverse group of animals living together in harmony, and it raises many questions about how animals interact with each other in the wild. The researchers hope to continue studying these animals to gain a better understanding of their behavior and social dynamics.
Recently Arrived Ukrainian Refugees Among Those Helping Mississippi Tornado Victims
In the wake of natural disasters, communities come together to provide support and aid to those affected. This is the case in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, where the devastating tornadoes that recently ripped through the town left 26 people dead and many more injured. In the midst of this tragedy, a group of volunteers has emerged from an unexpected place: Ukrainian refugees who recently moved to Minneapolis.
The group of refugees, who have been in the United States for only three months, felt compelled to help in any way they could. The Ukrainian refugees were helped by many kind people as they settled into the United States, and now they feel a strong desire to give back. The volunteers are part of a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization called American Service, which heeded the call for help from Rolling Fork and gathered a team of volunteers to head south.
Despite the challenges that come with a language barrier and cultural differences, the Ukrainian volunteers have shown incredible resilience and determination to help those in need. They plan to bring water and other necessary supplies to people working to clean up and rebuild the devastated town. The volunteers are determined to make a positive impact in any way they can, even if it means putting themselves in difficult and unfamiliar situations.
It is heartwarming to see individuals who have recently faced hardship and adversity in their own lives stepping up to help others in need. Their actions also demonstrate the important role that immigrants and refugees play in building and strengthening communities across the United States.
As the volunteers make their way to Rolling Fork, Mississippi, they carry with them the hope of a brighter future for all those affected by the tornadoes. Their selflessness and generosity serve as an inspiration to all of us, reminding us that we can all make a difference in the lives of others, no matter our circumstances. In a time of great tragedy, their actions are a shining example of the resilience and compassion that unites us all as human beings.
Surprise Birthday Party At 112 Years Old
On February 28th, 2023, the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, came together to celebrate the 112th birthday of Herlda Senhouse, the town’s oldest citizen. The surprise gathering was put together by locals who wanted to honor the remarkable woman and her contributions to the community.
Senhouse, who was born on February 28th, 1911, is a beloved member of the Wellesley community. She has lived in the town for over 60 years and has been actively involved in local organizations and community events. Senhouse is known for her warm smile, sharp wit, and kind heart, which have endeared her to many in the town.
One of Senhouse’s most significant contributions to the community was her founding of Boston’s Clique Club in the 1960s. The social club was dedicated to raising money to help educate Black students in the Boston area. Senhouse and other members of the club believed that education was the key to achieving social justice and worked tirelessly to support educational opportunities for Black students.
At the birthday celebration, Senhouse was surrounded by family, friends, and members of the community who came together to wish her a happy birthday and express their appreciation for her life and contributions. The event was a testament to the impact that Senhouse has had on the town of Wellesley and the lives of those around her.
As the celebration came to a close, Senhouse expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of love and support she had received. She thanked those in attendance and said that she was proud to be a member of the Wellesley community. Herlda Senhouse is truly an inspiration and a reminder of the power of community and the impact that one person can have on the world.
NYC Owl Escapes Zoo and Starts A New Life In The Wild
Flaco, the escaped zoo owl, has captivated the attention of people all over the world as he evaded capture for two weeks after escaping from New York City’s Central Park Zoo. However, the story has a happy ending as Flaco can now remain in the wild, thanks to his successful hunting and eating prey.
Flaco is a Eurasian eagle-owl, a large and majestic bird of prey that is found across Europe and Asia. He was living in captivity at the Central Park Zoo when vandals cut the mesh on his cage, allowing him to escape into the surrounding area. Zoo officials and animal experts immediately began searching for Flaco, fearing that he would not be able to survive in the wild after living in captivity for so long.
However, Flaco surprised everyone with his ability to adapt to his new environment. He quickly learned how to hunt and eat prey, and has been thriving in the wild ever since. Animal researchers have been keeping a close eye on Flaco, but efforts to recapture him have been called off, as he appears to be doing just fine on his own.
The story of Flaco is a testament to the resilience and adaptability of nature. Despite the challenges of living in the wild, Flaco has been able to survive and even thrive, thanks to his natural instincts and hunting skills. His story is also a reminder of the importance of preserving natural habitats and allowing animals to live in their natural environment.
Flaco, the escaped zoo owl, has captured the hearts of people all over the world with his incredible story of survival in the wild. Despite escaping from captivity, he has been able to adapt to his new environment and thrive, thanks to his natural instincts and hunting skills.
Bear Successfully Rescued From Frozen Culvert In Northern Minnesota
A bear was saved by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in northwest Minnesota in a heartwarming rescue. When a passing motorist noticed the bear, it was stuck in a ditch and unable to climb out. The DNR was notified immediately, and a team of experts was dispatched to the scene.
The bear, a young adult of about two years old, was discovered to be in good health but distressed. The DNR team quickly assessed the situation and devised a plan to return the bear to its natural habitat.
The rescue operation was delicate because the team had to keep the bear’s safety and well-being in mind. Special equipment and techniques were used by the DNR to carefully lift the bear out of the ditch and place it on a stretcher. The bear was then transported to a nearby location before being released back into the wild.
The successful bear rescue demonstrated the DNR team’s skill and expertise. The bear was unharmed when it was returned to its natural habitat, and it quickly ran off into the forest, free once more.
This is just one of many rescues carried out by the DNR each year. This rescue is a prime example of the organization’s important work in protecting and conserving wildlife and their habitats. The DNR works tirelessly to protect all wildlife in Minnesota and to ensure that they have the resources they need to carry out their missions.
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