Boy, 8, saves his sister's life after learning CPR from Nickelodeon kids show featuring John Cena

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  • Jaxson Demsey saved his sister Layla's life this week when she was choking on a chicken nugget in the car.
  • The 8-year-old hero used a CPR technique performed by John Cena in the Nickelodeon TV show, The Substitute
  • It took Jaxson 30 seconds to dislodge the nugget from Layla's throat.

An 8-year-old boy saved his 20-month-old sister's life thanks to a TV show on Nickelodeon.

Jaxson Demsey from Pennsylvania was in the backseat of his dad's car with his sister Layla on Wednesday when he noticed that she was choking on a nugget.

Remembering an episode from The Substitute featuring John Cena as a substitute teacher teaching a classroom of kids first aid on a dummy, Jaxson immediately jumped into action.

E! News reports that it took Jaxson 30 seconds to dislodge the nugget from his sister's throat, all thanks to the CPR technique he learnt from watching the show.

In an interview with ABC affiliate WNEP, Jaxson said: "It made me feel scared because I thought she was going to die. But then this thing came into my mind. I told my dad to pull over, and I started to pat her back."


Nickelodeon spokesperson David Bittler said in a statement to E! News: "Everyone at Nickelodeon is so proud of Jaxson and his heroic actions, and we are honoured to be a part of such a remarkable story of good news and courage! Yay for Jaxson and Layla!!!"

The Substitute on Nickelodeon is an undercover prank show with celebrity cameos that have included John Cena, Ne-Yo, Lilly Singh, Peyton List, and Shaun White.


(Sources: E! News, WNEP)

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