Teen receives hero award after treating classmate having allergic reaction
WALPOLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts eighth-grader has received a hero award after treating a classmate suffering from an allergic reaction during a school field trip.
WFXT-TV reports Timothy Sullivan, or "T" as his friend's call him, administered an EpiPen to his friend during a Bird Middle School field trip Friday at Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire.
Haidar Faraj says he struggled to breathe after eating French fries cooked in peanut oil. Haidar says he carried an EpiPen because of his nut and wheat allergy, but he did not know how to use it.
Using medical training he learned at summer camp, "T" took the EpiPen and injected it into Haidar's leg.
Walpole police Chief Carmichael and SRO Hart visited Bird Middle School to present a Community Hero award to the eighth-grader.
The Walpole Police Department would like to congratulate "T" for stepping into action and helping his friend during a medical emergency.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.