Talk about a role reversal. A teen with cerebral palsy who relies on nurse care 24 hours a day was actually the one to save a nurse when she began choking.
Rocky Daron, 19, spends all day in a wheelchair and being taken care of at his rehab center home. To the surprise of the nursing staff, when he noticed nurse Contina Cowan chocking on a chicken wing that went down the wrong way, Daron was the first person to pop up. He used his “one good arm” to perform the Heimlich maneuver on her.
Of course, none of the nurses could believe what they were seeing or even had any idea Daron was capable of something like this. To be honest, neither did he. The first time he ever attempted to do the Heimlich maneuver was after he learned the technique from YouTube videos prior to this incident.
Cowan told Fox 17, “Rocky [held] me tight and he shook me, squeezing me, yelling: ‘cough ,cough ,cough,’ and [the chicken wing] came on up and I was like, ‘thank you Jesus.'”
“I couldn’t breathe and I thought this is it,” Cowan added. Lucky for her, Rocky was there and saved her life.
Daron’s father, Hickman County Sheriffs’ deputy Ken Daron, isn’t surprised at all about his son’s actions or even his swift jump up from his wheelchair because “[Rocky] doesn’t let his disability stop him,” he said.
“He tries to do everything like anyone else.”
To celebrate Rocky’s heroic actions, Cowan bought them matching Superman shirts.
(H/T: Fox 17 Nashville)
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