Kyle Forbes is a student in Houston, Texas who has autism. Kyle Forbes is an Autism Light for saving his art teacher's life in 2009. At the time of this heroic act he was 10 years of age.
On October 13, 2009 at 10am, Kyle Forbes and his Art Teacher Sherri Lowe were alone in her class at Hyde Elementary School. Sherri Lowe chocked on an apple and couldn't breathe. Kyle jumped in and performed the Heimlich maneuver on his teacher clearing the airway and saving her life. According to reports Kyle learned how do the Heimlich maneuver in Cub Scouts and his father worked on reinforcement of the technique (Source).
The story of Kyle Forbes' heroic act can be found on the following other websites.
- Clear Creek HiLife (11/19/2009) by Amber Woods
- Special ABC News report on this event - may be viewed directly on YouTube
- Mom.me blog under the subject of Suprising Child Heroes by Lindsay Goldenberg
Special thanks to Kyle Forbes for being a hero and saving Art teacher Sherri Lowe's life. Kyle Forbes is an inspiration to many. He demonstrates that people with autism can learn important skills and truly make a difference in the lives of others. Autism Light wishes Kyle Forbes the best in his future endeavors.
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