By Student Reporter: Ashley Yan
Germantown, Tennessee--September 15, 2021--"Mrs. Rothenberger takes her class serious--running drills throughout the year and throughout the school, I could probably perform CPR and other live-saving skills in my sleep," another student in her class told us. But, in practice, the skills taught in GMSD's own health science class were lifesaving when an elderly neighbor of a Houston High School student began choking on her dinner. Junior Lindsey Manguso heard her neighbor in distress and jumped into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver, consequently saving her neighbor’s life.
On September 13th, Lindsey found herself home alone, cleaning her car. Her neighbor had exited her home, calling for help after attempts to dislodge the blockage proved to be futile. Due to the training Lindsey received in Mrs. Rothenberger’s class, Lindsey was able to promptly recognize the signals of distress of choking. Immediately, her many hours of training kicked in, successfully allowing her neighbor to breathe again.