Clare saves a life at the age of 10

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl saved the life of a friend who had ‘turned purple’ as she choked on a sweet after school.

When five-year-old Jemima Vhadra started to choke after a sweet lodged in her throat, 10-year-old Clare Mawson remembered her first aid training to save her life. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1286659)
When five-year-old Jemima Vhadra started to choke after a sweet lodged in her throat, 10-year-old Clare Mawson remembered her first aid training to save her life. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1286659)

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl saved the life of a friend who had ‘turned purple’ as she choked on a sweet after school.

Clare Mawson performed lifesaving first aid on five-year-old Jemima Vhadra, who could not breathe when the chewy sweet lodged in her throat.

Clare has been nominated for the St John Ambulance Young First Aider of Year award for her quick-thinking reactions, putting into practice techniques she was taught at school around three years earlier.

She is a best friend of Jemima’s older sister, Emily, and jumped into action when they were playing in the back garden of the Vhadra family home in the Castel.

Comments for: "Clare saves a life at the age of 10"

Ray

Very well done young lady .. trouble is somebody in the States will now want to ban sweets!

Dani

More like attempt to validate putting a licence on sweet vendors for selling death!!

In all seriousness though that's probably round the corner! Diabetes is a big expense. About 10% of the NHS budget all though I don't know what it's like here. Being overweight is probably the biggest taboo after smoking and sugar contributes to that as well. I can see the health warnings on candy now with a tax on them.

Even more seriously well done Clare!

half a cup

Brilliant!!!! Nice to hear a success story on these pages. So calm in a bad situation. You are a credit to the community. Good luck with the award nomination. You got my vote! :)

Pete

Children often don't get credit for how responsible they can be, well done young lady. And full marks to her school in giving her the training she used to great effect.