WIGGINS, Miss. (WLOX) - Thanks to quick action from a Perkinston Elementary School nurse, a teacher and mother of three is alive and well.
On the morning of Dec. 15, Principal Krista Sablich was checking a classroom before school started when she noticed Angela Stringfellow on the floor and unconscious.
“I was walking across the room to go turn on the listening center and I remember nothing,” Stringfellow said.
Sablich said Stringfellow was suffering from cardiac arrest and quickly called on Abby Cameron, the school nurse, to help.
“I think that adrenaline gets running, gets pumping and I did what I had to do,” Cameron said.
Cameron rushed to help Stringfellow, giving her around 15 minutes of CPR before using a defibrillator.
“I am here to tell you as a witness that I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,” Sablich said.
For saving a life, Cameron was honored at the Stone County School Board meeting with the Lifesaver Award, a bouquet of flowers and multiple rounds of applause.
“I don’t like being in the spotlight but it’s a good feeling to know that I saved somebody’s life,” Cameron said. “I was glad I was able to be there when I was.”