Third-grader who saved classmate from choking receives honor from Fresno Assemblyman

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The third-grader who has become a hero to all of Saint Anthony's Middle School in Fresno-- particularly one of his classmates-- got a hero's reward Monday on campus.

Fresno Assemblyman Jim Patterson presented a proclamation to eight-year-old Andrew Ramirez. You may recall him as the young gentleman who performed the Heimlich maneuver on his classmate Makayla when she started to choke on a gummy bear during a Valentine's Day party.

Just last week, Ramirez received top honors from the Cub Scouts. The life-saving and meritorious action award is one of the rarest Cub Scout awards.
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