While riding home on the bus from Punta Gorda Middle School a few weeks ago, Tess McGirr’s first aid skills were unexpectedly put to the test.
When another student accidentally struck his head on the bus’ emergency latch, causing a gash, the 12-year-old quickly responded. Using the first aid kit, the seventh-grader stopped the bleeding and applied Band-Aids to the wound. While doing this, she also calmed down the other children riding on the bus.
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