December 2, 2015
Wondering how it first began, I did the obvious - Googled the Heimlich Maneuver. According to Wikipedia, it was first described by Dr. Henry Heimlich in some first aid instruction in 1974. I wonder just how many people over the years have benefited from the action? I know one personally and today witnessed a second.
It is not something you want to have to do very often (or even observe), but what a blessing that people use their God-given talents and skills to figure out ways to help others. Thank you for that, Dr. Heimlich.
And thank you to the person who mustered the courage to try it. It was just what was needed!