DJ PENREE.. MY HERO

DJ PENREE... HEMILICH HERO!

Last week my daughter and I had the pleasure of bringing 1st grader, 7 year old, DJ PENREE to his little league game in North Utica. DJ plays on the Yankees team, sponsored by the Utica Police Department, where his father works, Officer Jake Penree.

Getting ready to go to his game, DJ says to us.... "I saved another kids life the other day..... he was chocking on sunflower seeds, so I did th heimlich on him and he was better."

We told him that was great and that was awesome.... As most 1st graders do, we both figured he was exaggerating the story some..

During the game, we were speaking to another mother who stated.... "DJ was quite a hero last week"... Me, in my sometimes oblivious ways replied "oh did he score the winning run"....

Her reply..... "NO... he saved another boys life by giving him the heimlich maneuver...... "

I was speachless..... I was sooooooo proud of DJ.. to think a 1st grader, 7 years old, took it upon himself and did not hesitate in reacting to this scary situation blew my mind.

After the game, while DJ was eating his hot dog and pretzel, I revisited the story with him again and said... "You know DJ, you really were a hero for being so brave and saving that boy from chocking"

DJ's reply....... "YEAH... AND HIS MOM EVEN GAVE ME A LOLLIPOP FOR IT"....

DJ Penree..... My Hero!

This story is inappropriate and should be flagged for moderation. Please choose from one of the following options:

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 250 Characters Left

NBC-WKTV News Channel 2 | Utica, NY News, Weather and Sports and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

I have read and agree to the terms