Young Heroes: Kids Save Life Of Bus Driver
One day last month, Illinois school bus driver Phyllis Stoklosa, age 61, was picking up students on her way to Romeoville High School her rounds when she suffered a heart attack. Two teenagers, Bethany Benigno and Chris Kowal, had the presence of mind to summon help by using a cellphone to call 911. After making the call, they ran to get help.
The teens were honored the other day by Romeoville Village Board with a plaque and a round of applause. Each student also received a gift of $100 cash from the bus drivers union. According to Mayor Fred Dewald Jr., the teens' decisive action saved the stricken driver's life.
In a situation that would cause many adults to "freeze up," these young people took action. We are delighted that the Village Board honored Benigno and Kowal and hope that these students go on to complete their high school education with "flying colors."
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