SMYRNA, Del. – An 11-year-old Delaware girl is being lauded as a hero after her quick thinking saved a young life.
Kristi Mench noticed her 4-year-old neighbor was choking on a piece of candy. Kristi did the Heimlich maneuver (search). The candy popped out, and the child could breathe again.
Kristi's mother Connie said she couldn't believe her daughter acted so quickly in a scary situation. It turns out that Kristi had been paying attention when family members and the Girl Scouts (search) were teaching the Heimlich.