On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, Legislator Bergin honored Stella Tsimis, a Teacher’s Aide from Helen B. Duffield Elementary School, with a proclamation for saving a second grader’s life.
On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, a second grade student began choking on her lunch in the cafeteria. Fellow classmates noticed she was in trouble and called for Ms. Stella Tsimis, to help. As the student ran towards Ms. Tsimis, red in the face and pointing to herself that she was struggling, Stella immediately turned the child around and preformed the Heimlich Maneuver. With just one thrust, everything became dislodged and among her knowledge of medical training, Ms. Tsimis saved the young students life.
Stella Tsimis is a true hero.