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Student honored for saving choking classmate

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Kathy Galvin, (Will’s mom), Alison Ellison, Project S.A.V.E. Coordinator for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and CKS Student, Will Galvin (photo provided by Christ the King School) Kathy Galvin, (Will’s mom), Alison Ellison, Project S.A.V.E. Coordinator for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and CKS Student, Will Galvin (photo provided by Christ the King School)
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An eight-grade student is being called a hero after using the Heimlich maneuver to save a classmate.

According to officials at Christ the King School, Will Galvin was in math class on Oct. 9 when he saw another student choking on a grape.  Galvin jumped into action and dislodged the grape using the Heimlich.

On Tuesday, Galvin was honored with the Project S.A.V.E. Hero Award.

For more information on the Heimlich maneuver, http://www.redcross.org/.

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