Kimberly Noye Rice '00, who works as a first grade teacher at Thompson School in Arlington, Mass., performed the Heimlich Maneuver on one of her students, dislodging a cracker from his throat. The student's grandmother, Bunny Legere, wrote a letter to the Arlington Advocate, to thank Rice, the school nurse, and her grandson's classmates for saving his life.
“Had it not been for this persistence with this maneuver, our grandson would not be with us today. Thank you, Mrs. Rice, for your quick response in coming to Michael's aid,” wrote Legere. “Teachers don't just educate our children, but are concerned about them in many other ways. In school these are their children. It is such a comforting feeling to know that when Michael is sent off to Thompson each day, that he is in such capable hands.”