NC teacher recognized for saving kindergartener’s life

A mother in Alexander County is calling an elementary school teacher her guardian angel after saving her kindergartener’s life.

A mother in Alexander County is calling an elementary school teacher her guardian angel after saving her kindergartener’s life.

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — A mother in Alexander County is calling an elementary school teacher her guardian angel after saving her kindergartener’s life.

WSOC-TV reported that the teacher — Leah Robinson — revived 5-year-old Kyler Bebber after he collapsed and his heart stopped beating near his kindergarten classroom last February.

“We’re so blessed, so blessed.  I just think God knew where Kyler needed to be at that time,” said Alisha Bebber.

Robinson, a Physical Education teacher, and others at Ellendale Elementary School scrambled to get to the 5-year-old after he collapsed in a school hallway.

“No pulse, no breathing, no pulse. (He was) on the floor,” said Robinson.

The teacher opened up an automated external defibrillator, recently purchased for the school, and followed the voice commands.

She and others at the school had gone through training because Kyler was born with a heart defect that placed him at a greater risk for heart problems. But they never thought they’d have to put that training to use.

Robinson shocked Kyler and then performed two minutes of CPR.

Read full story: WSOC-TV

1 Comment

  • FaithC

    So glad the child is ok and has off to the teacher for keeping a calm head and doing what needed to be done!

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