Fall River Reporter: Massachusetts high school student recognized for saving woman’s life at Wendy’s

When a Massachusetts high school student walked into a Wendy’s for a meal last summer, he didn’t expect he’d wind up with a citation for saving a life, but that’s exactly what happened.

Northeast Metro Tech senior Sebastian Cadavid was recognized by the American Heart Association as a Heartsaver Hero after he administered lifesaving CPR on a woman who fell unconscious in the restroom at the Saugus fast food restaurant, reports the Fall River Reporter.

While waiting for his food, Cadavid, a student in Northeast’s Dental Assisting Program in Wakefield, heard calls for help coming from the restaurant’s restroom area. He subsequently saw a woman suffering from a seizure on the floor.

Having been recently recertified in CPR — a direct result of his dental assisting coursework at Northeast — Cadavid jumped in to help.

“I don’t know what came over me but I just thought to myself, ‘I know CPR,’” Cadavid told the newspaper. “(Afterward) I was like, ‘Wow, I actually just did that.’”

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