Good morning Sensei,
This weekend, Isabella had a friend over from school. She gave her friend, Sophia, a candy and Sophia started choking on it! I cannot express the terror I felt as I saw her gasping for breath. .We all rushed to her aid and found Gessica giving her the Heimlich maneuver! The candy dislodged and after a few tears, all was well.
Gessica has learned CPR and first aid training in her babysitting course, but it was not her performance and skill that amazed us. It was her immediate action, confidence and determination. She did not panic even slightly and I believe this stems from her karate training. As Gessica always says, “Problem, solution, action!” Needless to say, we are very proud and grateful that she came to the rescue. She is now a hero to her sister Isabella and her friend Sophia, but she’s also my little hero!
The girls have just received their violet belts and I’d like to thank you, Sempai Steve and Sempai Lori for instilling leadership in them. Please pass on our thanks.
– Monica Sementilli, parent