Vote for your Guy Evans Young Hero of the Year!
Voting is open for the Guy Evans Young
Hero of the Year Award, part of our Everyday Heroes
Awards. The award, supported by The Mail on Sunday, is in
memory of teenager Guy Evans, who tragically lost his life when
first aid could have given him the chance to live.
Read the stories of our amazing finalists below and vote for
Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 30 July 2017 so cast your
vote now! The winner will be announced at the Everyday Heroes
Awards on 28 September 2017.
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Hero son gives CPR to father and saves his life
Caine Wildman, 14, came home from school to find his father
collapsed on the sofa not breathing and unresponsive. Caine
immediately took control of the situation by placing his father on
to the floor, calling an ambulance and starting CPR, while he
waited for the paramedics to arrive and take over. When they
arrived, Caine helped to calm down his two younger siblings.
Caine's father Craig Wildman was told by the consultants that Caine
was a hero and undoubtedly saved his life by his cool, calm actions
and first aid skills.
Teenager treats herself following severe bleed in axe
Emily Budinger, 16, was chopping firewood at a camp in Canada
when her axe made contact with her leg and caused a deep
laceration. She used her clothing to stop the bleeding and treated
herself for shock. When her campmates arrived, one of them fainted.
She instructed one of the campers to remember the recovery position
and make sure the other casualty had an open airway. Once a first
aider arrived, she was taken to hospital and made a full
10-year-old saves mum from choking to death
When mum Lisa Hollinshead started to choke, son Dominic, 10,
acted fast and put the first aid skills he’d learned from St John
Ambulance’s Big First Aid Lesson at school to the very best use.
Lisa was relaxing watching television and snacking on pork
scratchings when a piece got stuck and she started to choke.
Although normally in bed at that time, 10pm, Dom had gone
downstairs for some reason and raced into help his mum. Dom knew
exactly what to do and performed abdominal thrusts on Lisa to
dislodge to piece of pork scratching. On the fourth thrust the
obstruction flew out.
Teenager saves mum suffering rare heart condition
When Amy Crowther's mum, Jo, picked up her children from school
she was feeling poorly. By the time they got home she felt so ill
that she asked Amy to watch the younger children as she needed to
go and lie down. Amy said she wanted to check Jo's temperature and
when she went to get the thermometer, Jo lost responsiveness. Amy
kept very calm, called an ambulance and explained what was
happening, rang her dad and when she couldn't get him she rang her
grandparents. The younger boys heard the commotion and went
upstairs but Amy told them everything was fine and didn’t let them
into mum's bedroom. It must have been terrifying for Amy but she
kept calm throughout. Paramedics arrived and Amy went with her to
hospital. Following investigations, it was discovered that Jo had
had a heart attack due to a spontaneous coronary artery dissection
(SCAD), a rare, sometimes fatal condition.
Teenager treats skate park head injury
Whilst Ellis Rudge was in the skate park, he witnessed a boy,
Mason Kent, fall badly and bang his head. Ellis assessed the
situation, realised that Mason had passed out and straight away
placed him in the recovery position. He took his coat off and
placed it under Mason’s head in an effort to make him comfortable.
Ellis then managed to alert those around him to call for an
ambulance and locate Mason’s parents. When the paramedics arrived,
Ellis, despite only being 12 years old, was able to deliver a
credible and thorough brief to them. Mason had sustained internal
bruising to his skull, but the swift action taken by Ellis that day
ensured that Mason received professional medical assistance as soon