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Taylorsville teacher saves 5-year-old's life

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Taylorsville, NC -

Kyler Bebber arrived at Ellendale Elementary School February 18. In an instant, he was lifeless on the hallway floor. Leah Robinson, a trained first responder who works at the school as a physical education teacher, rushed to his side with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

"I heard a call to say that there was a situation and that he had passed out, and so I ran down to his classroom," said Robinson. "And as soon as I got to his classroom, there was not a pulse. After we shocked the first time, I guess it didn't find the heart beat because it said CPR was now advised and I started compressions after that."

After performing CPR for nearly two minutes, Bebber began to cry.

"That was just the best sound," Robinson said. "When you do first aid and CPR you're just trained if they're crying they're breathing. We knew that he was breathing again and it was just amazing."

Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman recognized Robinson for her work at ceremony today at the school.

"I would like to present Ms. Robinson this appreciation certificate for keeping her cool," he said. "In a very bad situation where a lot of people would have people not thought to do what she did do to save this little boy's life."

Now, the Sheriff's Department is organizing a fundraiser Thursday, April 10 from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with the proceeds benefiting "the Kyler Bebber family to help with medical & travel expenses." For more information, contact the Alexander County Sheriff's Department by calling (828) 632-1111.

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