School Training Pays Off for Saginaw Michigan Teen Who Saved a Woman’s Life [VIDEO]
A Mid-Michigan teenager used training he learned at school to save a woman from dying and his mom couldn't be more proud.
Josh Wilkins saw a woman lying on a curb as he was going to visit his girlfriend. The 17-year-old ascertained that the woman was not breathing and had no pulse. That's when his training kicked in.
Wilkins is attending classes at the Saginaw Career Complex's medical academy while he's still a student at Heritage High School. He performed CPR and gave the woman rescue breaths until EMTs arrived on the scene, according to WNEM-TV 5.
“I said, ‘Josh, somebody has their grandma because of what you did. Someone has their mom still because of what you did,’” his mom, Becky Wilkins tells the station. "Not only that he had the training, but he didn’t panic. He did what he was trained to do."
At just 17-years old, Josh has saved his first life. He aspires to become a cardiac surgeon, saying that he's known from a young age that his career path is headed toward becoming a surgeon.
After he finishes high school, Josh plans to attend Delta College and then transfer to the University of Michigan.
In the video below, you'll see Josh's mom beaming with pride.
“I am so full of pride. I’m so proud of him. I just want to shout it from the mountaintops,” Becky said.