ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. - Would you know what to do if a family member suddenly stopped breathing? Could you remain calm? A 9-year-old Elkhart County boy can answer yes to those questions and his great-grandmother is alive to prove it.
Logan Nunez was home with his mom and great-grandma last week when the grandmother suddenly collapsed and quit breathing. Using training he learned just months ago, Logan sprang into action, defining what it means to be a GREAT grandson.
"My mom was panicking and I told her to call 911," said Logan.
Logan and his mom have lived with his great-grandma for a year. After Cora collapsed, Logan rushed to her side.
"She was going to die,” said Logan. “That's the only thing that went through my head."
As his mom frantically called 911, Logan remained calm and started giving Cora rescue breaths.
"He reacted,” said Amanda Yost, Logan’s mom. “And for me to be the one to panic and him, 9 years old, to run and to try to save her is like the biggest gift in the world. And I'm so proud of him."
Cora started breathing again thanks to Logan and was taken to the hospital. She's now back at home recovering.
"[Grandma] said 'Thank you for helping me,'” said Logan. “'Thank you for letting me live, Logan. I love you.'"
While many call him a hero, Logan is just happy he could give his great-grandma the perfect birthday gift.
"It makes me feel great a lot because you just saved your grandmother's life,” said Logan. “I love her."
The basic aid training, or B.A.T., Logan received is provided to every fourth-grader in Elkhart County every year by the Elkhart County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Students learn some first aid and CPR techniques, how to identify and avoid hazards and how and when to call 911.