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8-year-old boy performs Heimlich maneuver to save 7-year-old girl

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FRESNO, CA (WKOW) -- 8-year-old Andrew Ramirez performed the Heimlich maneuver on his 7-year-old classmate who was choking.

Makayla tells our ABC affiliate she started choking when she laughed while eating gummy bears.  

Andrew can barely say "Heimlich maneuver" but he knows it very well.  He says, "I saw Makayla choking, grabbing her neck, and I quickly gave her the Heimlich maneuver." 

Andrew's father is an ER physician; and even though he taught Andrew about the maneuver, he was shocked to find out he was practicing it. 

Andrew's father says, "I did let him know if he is to be an emergency doctor, he got his first save."

Makayla says, "I was very surprised. This young gentleman helped me."

Andrew says he would like to be a doctor "very, very much."
 

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