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Davyon Johnson More Superhero Than A Marvel Character

Other six-graders heard the bell, packed their bookbags, and ran out of school like their pants were on fire. Their only mission was getting home. But, Dayvon Johnson had other things in store for him that day, very important things.

In Muskogee, Oklahoma there is a special kind of hero no Marvel character can hold a candle to. He goes by the name of Davyon Johnson, mainly because that’s what his mother named him. He doesn’t wear a mask or a cape, but he’s all hero. I can vouch for that.

The first incident took place while he was still at school. A fellow student was trying to open his water bottle with his teeth. When he accidentally got the bottle cap stuck in his throat, Davyon rushed over to save his life. He did the Heimlich Maneuver like it was no problem. That’s because it wasn’t. He knew how to do it because he had watched Youtube videos about it and he has also tried to urge his friends to learn the maneuver. You never know. It might save someone’s life one day.

Well, he didn’t hesitate when his time came. “Davyon immediately sprinted over and did the Heimlich maneuver. From the account of the witnesses, when he did it, the bottle cap popped out,” Principal Latricia Dawkins told the newspaper.

But his day wasn’t finished yet. Walking home, he saw a house on fire. That’s when he noticed an elderly lady struggling to get off the porch.

Dayvon told Tulsa’s News on 6, “I thought, ‘Oh, she’s not moving fast enough.’ So I ran across the street and helped her to her truck.”

While most people would have yelled or called for help, Dayvon once again sprung into action. He’s only 11-years old and he already has the bravery to rush toward a fire with the intent of saving lives.

I would call that a busy day and it didn’t go unrecognized. The Superintendant of the Board of Education along with the Muskogee Police Department and the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office all gave him honors at a board meeting just before Christmas. In fact, the PD and the Sherriff’s Office both made him an honorary member of their forces.

When asked what he wants to do with his life, he said he wants to be an EMT. Seems to me he already is one!

Great job, Davyon Johnson! This world needs more people like you in it.

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