Grade 6 student hailed as hero after saving 2 lives in 1 day
Most people can’t say they’ve saved another person’s life before – so there’s 11-year-old Davyon Johnson who saved two lives in one day.
Davyon is a sixth-grade student from Muskogee, Oklahoma, who is “always ready to help, always just a friend to everyone,” said principal Latricia Dawkins. The New York Times. On December 9, Davyon noticed that a classmate was choking and ran to help him. Davyon’s uncle is an emergency medical technician, and because he wants to follow in his footsteps, Davyon watched several YouTube videos about the Heimlich maneuver. Using these skills, he was able to dislodge the bottle cap stuck in his classmate’s throat.
Several hours later, Davyon was driving to church with his mother, LaToya Johnson, when they saw smoke billowing from the back of a house. As LaToya called 911, Davyon ran to the front door and alerted people inside to the fire. Several people ran out, but an elderly woman using a walker had difficulty following and Davyon guided her to safety.
Davyon told the Time he helped his classmate and the wife because it is “the right thing to do”. Before he died of COVID-19 in August, Davyon’s father, Willie James Logan, rushed into a burning building to make sure everyone was out. That’s what he was supposed to do, Davyon said, adding: “I admire my dad.”