Missouri girl saves grandfather thanks to science fair project

3 years 11 months 1 day ago Friday, July 24 2015 Jul 24, 2015 Friday, July 24, 2015 9:25:00 AM CDT July 24, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 10-year-old St. Louis girl was being credited Friday with helping save her grandfather's life after noticing that he was having a stroke, thanks to her science fair project.

Sophia Tabors told KMOV-TV she decided to study strokes after one of her grandfathers suffered one. The fourth-grader's project won a second-place ribbon.

Two months after the science fair, she sprang to action when her other grandfather suddenly dropped a bag of apples and simply stared at it. Sophia noticed his face was droopy on one side - a symptom of a stroke.

Sophia told her mom what was happening, and she called 911.

Dr. Amer Alshekhlee credited the girl's quick thinking with saving a lot of her grandfather's functions and probably his life.

The grandfather was recovering Friday.

 

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