Kaelie Burk can thank one of her schoolmates who rides the same bus as her for her life. Austin Medlock was sitting several seats away from Kaelie when he noticed that she was choking on something.
It turns out that one of the other kids on the bus was playing around with some coins, and flicked a quarter towards the back of the bus. As if with anything that you could never make happen again if you tried one million times, the quarter somehow flew through the air and managed to lodge itself in Burk's throat. She immediately began to choke as her airway was closed off.
That is when Burk's classmate Austin Medlock jumped right into action.
"What are the chances of that just happening from someone randomly flicking a quarter?" said Medlock.
He immediately made his way over to Burk and performed the Heimlich Maneuver. The quarter didn't completely exit her body but it was enough to save her life.
"It didn't get the quarter all the way out but at least she was able to breathe,” Medlock said.
What makes this story even more impressive is that Medlock has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
This isn't the first time that something like this has happened. It's not even the first time something like this happened involving coin currency. Ginger Maxwell, bus driver in Oklahoma saved a young boys life after he ingested a coin in 2016, using the same Heimlich Maneuver that Austin Medlock did.
Check out the video that was captured on the bus's security camera.
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