Student helps save kindergarten teacher during asthma attack KNWA
15
October

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , /


GASPING FOR AIR — IN FRONT OF HER CLASS. KNWA’S SUSAN EL KHOURY SAYS THE STUDENT WHO STEPPED IN TO HELP — WASN’T EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE CLASS. NAT POP NO WORKBOOKS IN THIS KINDERGARTEN CLASS — NAT POP TELL STUDENTS WHAT TO DO WHEN THEIR TEACHER — ALMOST STOPS BREATHING. ((KIM ROSBY//TEACHER)) 47:17 “I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO ASK FOR HELP BECAUSE I COULDN’T TALK.” LUCKILY KIM ROSBY DIDN’T NEED TO INSTRUCT NEVAEH WOODS– ((KIM ROSBY//TEACHER)) NAT SOT 53:41 “HER INSTINCTS JUST KICKED IN.” THE 10-YEAR-OLD KNEW JUST WHAT TO DO NAT POP- HUGGING WHEN THE LITTLE ROCK TEACHER — HAD AN ASTHMA ATTACK. ((KIM ROSBY//TEACHER)) 1:08:22 “MY FAMILY IS INDEBTED TO YOU.” NORMALLY ROSBY WEARS THIS BAG AROUND MEADOWCLIFF ELEMENTARY — NAT POP AN INHALER TUCKED INSIDE. ((KIM ROSBY//TEACHER)) 45:45 “THIS PARTICULAR MORNING I DECIDED TO LOCK MY PURSE UP IN THE CAR.” WHILE TRYING TO TEACH HER 18 STUDENTS — THINGS TOOK A TURN. ((KIM ROSBY//TEACHER)) 45:15 “IT SNUCK UP ON ME, IT HAPPENED QUICKLY.” JUST SO HAPPENS THIS FIFTH GRADER — STOPPED BY TO VOLUNTEER — QUICKLY NOTICING SOMETHING WAS WRONG. ((NEVAEH WOODS)) 1:10:00 “SHE JUST STARTED COUGHING AND THEN SHE WENT TO HER DESK AND SHE COULDN’T TALK.” ((KIM ROSBY//TEACHER)) 44:27 “I GRABBED MY KEYS AND STARTED SHAKING THEM.” ((NEVAEH WOODS)) 1:10:10 “SHE HANDED ME THE KEYS AND I WENT OUT THERE AND GOT IT FOR HER.” WITHIN A FEW MINUTES — ROSBY SAYS SHE WAS BACK ON HER FEET — NAT POP A SIGN OF RELIEF THAT LEFT HER WITH ONE QUESTION — ((KIM ROSBY//TEACHER)) 52:57 “I SAID HOW DID YOU KNOW I NEEDED MY ASTHMA PUMP?” ((NEVAEH WOODS)) 1;11:07 “I USUALLY SEE HER AROUND CARRYING IT IN HER PURSE.” THAT LIFE-SAVING OBSERVATION — (*CRYSTA*)) THAT WAS OUR SUSAN EL KHOURY… YOU CAN SEE NEVEAH’S A LITTLE SHY– WE ASKED IF SHE KNEW THIS WAS AN ASTHMA ATTACK — SHE SAID SHE JUST KNEW MS. ROSBY NEEDED THAT INHALER TO BREATHE — AND BY SHAKING THE CAR KEYS FIGURED IT WAS OUT THERE. (*CRYSTA*)) STAY WITH US — METEOROLOGIST MELISSA HALL


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