Michigan teacher saves the life of student’s grandmother during a virtual class
A kind-hearted teacher selflessly helped save the life of a student’s grandmother during an online class.
Julia Koch, a first-grade teacher from Edgewood Elementary School, Michigan, became a local hero after helping a person in need.
On September 22, in the middle of a virtual class, Ms. Koch received a distressing call from one of her students’ grandmother, Sunny Skyz reveals. Cynthia Phillips, the elderly woman, said she was having technical difficulties with her computer. However, Julia recognized there was a much more serious problem than the issues Cynthia had with her device.
While listening to her student’s grandma, the teacher noticed a disturbing slurring in her speech. In an interview with CNN, Ms. Koch explained:
“It was clear there was something very wrong. Her words were so jumbled, and I couldn’t understand what she was trying to say. She didn’t sound like herself.”
The school immediately alerted 911 for the life-threatening problem she detected.
Shortly after Ms. Koch realized there was something wrong, she told the school’s principal, Charlie Lovelady, who called 911. Shockingly, it turned out that Ms. Phillips was having a stroke. Luckily, the emergency team was quick to respond to the urgent call.
Thanks to the heroic teacher, who shares she knows the symptoms of stroke because she tragically lost her father from in, Cynthia was hospitalized and is now recovering. Grateful to the person who helped save her life, she says:
“Thank you for saving my life. If it weren’t for them getting me the help I needed, I would’ve just not been here.”
Furthermore, Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System Superintendent Rané Garcia said in a statement:
“I am immensely proud of both Ms. Koch and Mr. Lovelady, their quick actions and the energy they have poured into relationships with students and families during this new way of education are making a significant positive difference in the lives of our students and their families.”