Heroic fifth grader and her teacher honored

Heroic fifth grader and her teacher honored

Heroic Fifth Grader and her Teacher to be Honored for Assisting Student Having Seizure Program
includes presentation of ‘Bill Daniels Neighborhood Hero Awards’

Brianne Diggs-Thomas – Fifth Grade Student at Lowry Elementary
Tony Lindsay – Fifth Grade Teacher at Lowry Elementary
Chief Robert White – Denver Police Chief
Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund

Brianne Diggs-Thomas, a fifth-grade student at Lowry Elementary School in Denver, and her teacher, Tony Lindsay, will be recognized for coming to the aid of a student who was suffering from a seizure. By acting in a calm and courageous way, Diggs-Thomas gently guided the student to the floor, helping him avoid injury. Lindsay then administered first-aid procedures.

The Award Presentation will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 7, at Lowry Elementary School, 8001 East Cedar Ave., Denver, CO 80230. Contact the school at 720-424-5910.

Through her prompt and caring actions Diggs-Thomas helped the student avoid injury by gently guiding him to the floor. Lindsay administered first-aid in the first crucial moments of the incident. Their actions demonstrate the importance of helping others in times of need.

The “Bill Daniels Neighborhood Hero Award” is named for Bill Daniels, a cable television pioneer in Denver known for his kindness and generosity to those in need. An aircraft carrier fighter pilot in World War II, Daniels honored those who placed their lives on the line in service to others. The Award is presented by his legacy, the Daniels Fund, a foundation that provides grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Visit www.DanielsFund.org for more information.

Posted on May 04, 2012 (Archive on July 15, 2012)
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