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Father, thank you for a bit of positive news amid all the negativity. We thank you for saving this life and give you glory, Father.

Amen! It’s refreshing to see good news online. Thank God for putting this kid in the right place at the right time!

From Fox News. A 7-year-old elementary school student is being hailed a hero after he saved his classmate’s life during lunch by using the Heimlich maneuver.

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David Diaz Jr., a second-grader from Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Binghamton, New York, stepped into action when he noticed his friend had begun choking on pizza at school.

He said he learned the life-saving move from “The Good Doctor,” a TV medical drama he had been watching with his father, David Diaz Sr., during the last year.

“If anybody is choking or is in danger, you always have to save them,” David Diaz Jr. told Fox News Digital during a recent phone interview.

“If you don’t, then that could be really sad,” the boy added.

David said he did not know for sure that he would be able to save his friend when he put his arms around him, but he hoped that he could — since he was closer to the choking student than his teachers were at the time.

Kristin Korba, a second-grade teacher at Woodrow Wilson Elementary, told Fox News Digital that David had been sitting across from the choking student.

“The adults were circulating the cafeteria, monitoring,” Korba recalled. “David rushed behind [the choking student] and performed the Heimlich.”

“I went over right after it happened and checked [on the student who choked],” Korba added. “He was cleared by the nurse and parents [were] contacted.”

When Korba spoke with David, she learned he had seen the Heimlich maneuver performed on a TV show and made a note to “remember” it, since it looked like something “important” to know….

David’s bravery was recognized on June 13 when Binghamton City School District superintendent Dr. Tonia Thompson and New York State Sen. Fred Akshar paid him a visit.

He was presented with a New York State Senate Commendation Award for his heroic deed.

“I’m very proud of my son,” Diaz Sr. told Fox News Digital. “He’s an angel in my eyes.”

“If he’d like to pursue becoming a doctor when he grows up, I’ll be happy to help him achieve that later in life. But it’s really up to him,” Diaz Sr. continued.

He said he hopes his son will “keep on learning from educational TV shows and become what he wants to become….”

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(Excerpt from Fox News. Photo Credit: CDC on Unsplash)

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Roxanne Rice
July 7, 2022

Thank You, Father, for putting David at the right place at the right time, with the knowledge he needed to save his friend’s life. Bless his future to fulfill all You created him to do and be.

Thank You, too, for preserving the life of his friend, so that the gifts You placed in him can bless the world. Let him fulfill the purpose You have for him all the days of his life.


Kim Kennedy
July 7, 2022

I declare and decree this prophetic, life saving act of this son will be a turn-around for our YOUTH IN AMERICA. They will UNBLOCK and remove the obstacles out of the mouths so that the BREATH OF GOD can flow back into them again, IJN!

Eileen L Fields
July 7, 2022

Praise God!! Great Job David!!


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