Teen saves friend's life with quick thinking

JASPER, Ga. -- The quick-thinking actions of a 16-year-old girl may have saved her friend's life.

Grace Henerey says she didn't have to think about it -- when her 12-year-old neighbor Grayson fell off her bike last week and started having a seizure, instinct took over.

"She wasn't breathing, and she wasn't blinking, and her lips started to turn blue," she said.

Grace never had any formal CPR training, but her mom taught her what to do years ago when she wanted to start babysitting.

"She just sprung in to action. Took off her shirt, put it under her head, put pressure on the wound," Marcea Henery said.

Grace gave Grayson mouth-to-mouth resuscitation while her mom called 911.

"At the time, we were really concentrated on seeing what was happening, and taking care of Grayson, but after that I was proud, thankful, tearful. So many emotions at one time, it was just overwhelming," said Marcea Henery.

Grayson had to be life-flighted to Scottish Rite and was in the hospital for four days. She got 15 stitches on her head, and doctors are still trying to figure out exactly what happened.

But Grayson says it was her friend who saved her life.

"If she wasn't there, there was no telling what would have happened," said Grayson.

Grace is just glad her friend is OK.

"She's like a little sister to me, and I love her with all my heart," said Grace.

Grayson says she's feeling fine now; she was out riding bikes with Grace again on Thursday.


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