Quick action by brave hero among us saved a life

Recently, I went to dinner with a good friend and met her in the entrance of the restaurant. As we greeted each other and waited to be seated, we watched a shocking scene unfold before us.

A woman was choking on a piece of bread and tried to ask for help but couldn’t speak. A gentleman jumped out of his seat and proceeded to do the Heimlich maneuver without hesitation. I could see the concern and determination in his face to help save her. It took about five or more times that he had to press under her rib cage to dislodge the item from her air pipe to finally start her breathing again.

Maui, be proud that we have heroes who walk among us. That night our hero was Mike Thomas. Mahalo, Mike, for doing a brave and righteous act of saving a life. You are amazing.

Cindy Clark