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Madelyn was recently selected by Girl Scouts of the USA to receive the Medal of Honor Lifesaving Award after she found a man in distress on her way to school and called for help.
Thanks to her recent Girl Scouts training, GSSEM Brownie Madelyn G. of Memphis, MI knew exactly what to do in a pretty scary situation.
Madelyn witnessed an unconscious man lying on the ground on her way to school this past winter. She yelled to her friends to call 9-1-1. Madelyn had just finished a Girl Scouts training a few weeks prior that taught her to remain calm and yell for help. The 34-year-old man was able to be revived thanks to her call for help and is now off life support and expected to make full recovery.
Lifesaving Awards are national awards given to a Girl Scout who has saved or attempted to save human life under circumstances that indicate heroism or risk of her own life. These awards are reserved for those Girl Scouts who have performed heroic acts beyond the degree of maturity and training to be expected at their age.
Thank you for your quick thinking and skills, Madelyn!