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Monday, July 17, 2017 8:40 am

Girl receives Girl Scout Award after rescuing grandmother

Associated Press


MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio – A 13-year-old girl from Ohio has received a national Girl Scout Award for helping save her grandmother's life.

WJW-TV reports Lila Szojka received an award for courage under pressure Sunday at the same Applebee's restaurant where she rescued her grandmother.

Laura Noar says she was dining with Lila in March when her food got lodged in her throat. Lila had just completed a first aid and CPR training course, and performed the Heimlich on her grandmother.

Now she is only one of five from Northeast Ohio to receive the Girl Scout honor in almost a decade.

Lila says she doesn't feel like a hero. She encourages other girls to join Girl Scouts because "you never know when something like that could come in handy."


Information from: WJW-TV.