Thank God for Faith

Carla Allen
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A Grade 2 Port Maitland School student very likely saved the life of her three-year-old brother Graydon when he began choking on a candy.


Seven-year-old Faith Smith received an award from the school, presented by Constable James Klyszejko from the rural RCMP detachment, last Friday morning.

Principal Liette Deveau told the story prior to the presentation.

“A few weeks ago, Faith was with her brother Graydon at her grandmother’s house when he began choking. She yelled, ‘Nannie, Nannie! He’s choking.’ When her grandmother came, Graydon did at one point become limp in her arms. She told Faith, ‘You need to call 911.’ She did and they came promptly. The doctor said he was very lucky.

“We just want to honour her for her bravery and for keeping it calm and cool at the time,” said Deveau.

Faith and Graydon’s mother, Leanne Smith, says it was a “scary, scary thing,” to receive the call from the paramedics after the incident.

 “But, I’m so proud of her,” she said.


Organizations: RCMP

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