Rachel Prosser from Wiltshire

South West ‘In March 2009 when I was 11 years old, I rescued a young toddler who was choking on a cracker. The toddler’s mother shouted for help when her daughter’s eyes rolled to the back of her head and she began to struggle for breath.

I was playing outside in the garden and ran to help. I gave the child five blows to the back, followed by two abdominal trusts so that the oat cracker flew out of her mouth.

I had only learned this technique with my Cadet group the week before the incident occurred but managed to remember everything. Afterwards, the toddler’s mother told me she had never felt so scared before and was grateful for my help as her daughter would not have been alive today.’

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