A restaurant manager at a Spur in Randpark Ridge became an instant hero following her intervention which saved a child’s life. Now, she’s received an official accolade for her efforts.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on the heart-warming story involving Nelly Malinga and how she saved a young boy’s life on 28th November.
The boy had been playing in the children’s play area at the Lone Wolf Spur when he struggled to breathe.
Family and friends started to panic as the boy gasped for air but Malinga, the restaurant manager, stepped in and administered CPR.
The boy’s parent wrote a touching letter to the restaurant and Spur duly commended Malinga via Facebook.
The Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa have been made aware of Malinga’s actions and soon made contact with the Lone Wolf Spur.
Malinga has now been awarded the Resus Hero Award for 2018.
One recipient of the award is announced every year as recognition of the importance of CPR.
The council is a not-for-profit organisation and is made up of various parties with an active interest in CPR.
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