7 year old who choked on her school lunch dies after three days on life support
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November 1, 2015 ( Post 1 )
A seven-year-old girl who choked on her school
lunch in Brooklyn has died.
Noelia Echavarria ended up on life support for three
days after the incident which happened at her school.
The family's attorney confirmed that the little girl
died at 8:39 p.m. on Friday.
'My niece came out of the lunchroom eating a
sandwich. They say she was choking. She was
holding her throat,' said Carlos Santiago,
Noelia-Lisa's uncle to ABC7.
'I want the school really, really come and give
me the answer. And I want them to tell me the
reason they let my daughter, be like that in the
hospital, and nobody coming to tell me,' said
the girl's mother Ana Santiago'.
Meanwhile, the EMT who attended the emergency
Reid told Fox News that his partner told the man
He said he immediately cleared out the little girl's
mouth, put an oxygen mask on her, used a
defibrillator and started CPR.
'She was blue in the face and lips. No
response. Unconscious unresponsive,' Reid
said. Sadly by the time Reid began helping the girl she
had already turned blue since no one at the
school tried to help her before he arrived.
Reid, who has been suspended from his job without
pay for stopping to help the girl, says given the
opportunity he would have made the same decision
all over again.
'I don't regret it,' Reid said. 'I'd do it again. If
I know there's a child choking, I'm going to
do my best to help her,' he added.
Reid said Assist Ambulance suspension of his proves
that the organization is more concerned about
insurance money than they are the well being of
people in need.
It remains unclear what the first grader choked on or
The principal of the school denied claims that the
The family's attorney David Perecman has several
'With the little information we have, it appears
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