CAPE CORAL, Fla.,- A Cape Coral student is being honored for her act of bravery. The fifth grader from Skyline Elementary saved her mom’s life during a medical emergency. WINK News found out, the student has the “girl scouts” to thank for knowing what to do.
“I’m excited, I am so proud of her,” said Lisa Walsh.
Shyanne Walsh is being called a hero.
“It’s hard not knowing if your mom is going to come out of the seizure,” said Shyanne Walsh.
The fifth grader was selling girl scout cookies at a Cape Coral Publix when her mother suddenly had a seizure.
“People do die from them everyday,” said Walsh.
Shyanne called 911, and then dialed her dad. She moved the cookie booth so paramedics could get to her mom. Shyanne is a part of Girl Scout Troop 102. Her leader says Shyanne has her first aid badge and is trained for situations like this
“I was not surprised when I got the call of how she reacted,” said troop leader Jennifer Fischer.
Cape Coral Police gave Shyanne the “Do the Right Thing” award, along with a life saving trophy and a letter signed by senator Marco Rubio
“The reacted in ways that some adults wouldn’t have reacted,” said Fischer.
Shyanne’s mom says her daughter gave her a second chance at life, without Shyanne’s quick thinking, the outcome could have been very different
“It’s very scary as a mom and also for her not knowing if I am going to come out of it.”
12 other students also received awards today.