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Hero kid saves choking friend’s life

Liam Ryan (left) and Mi'Sean Graham. (Source: Newspath) Liam Ryan (left) and Mi'Sean Graham. (Source: Newspath)

At 10 years old, the things most kids might worry about are relatively light in nature - will they win the football game at recess or will Batman beat Superman?

Mi'Sean Graham and Liam Ryan are no different.  

Except for one thing and it's the reason their two families linger when they get together. Their bond deeper because of it. Their hugs longer.

“Yeah,sorry, I get really joked up over this.” Said Chris Ryan, Liam’s father.

Earlier this month, the two 5th graders walked into Milton Elementary School in Vermont and sat together at lunch.  

Liam started choking on a grape.

“I put it in the side of my cheek,” Liam said. “Took a sip of milk and the milk  carried it down. I didn't know what he knew. I was just really scared.”

His friend, Mi’Sean, explains what happens next.

“I was tingly, and I jumped over about two people and I did the Heimlich,” Mi’Sean said.

“Everyone, when I walked down, they were like, ‘Oh my god, what happened? Are you okay?” Liam said.

Liam was OK. Mi'Sean had dislodged the grape. No training. No practice. Just instincts that saved his friend's life.

I feel grateful that my friend was still alive,” Mi’Sean said.

When the phone call came, Liam's dad was overcome with emotion.

“I think I burst out into tears,” Liam’s father said.

Milton Rescue presented Mi'Sean a lifesaving award. Surely enough to make any mom proud.

The humble fifth grader is now heaped in praise  from a family left trying to figure out, how you can possibly thank someone enough for saving your son's life?

Thank  you. Thank you so much. He has my eternal respect and gratitude for what he  did,” Chris Ryan said.

Powerful words of thanks for a young boy - a hero in their eyes. 

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