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Paraeductor Honored For Her Lifesaving Abilities

Candie McHaffie successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver on a student at Edmonds Elementary School.

Paraeductor Honored For Her Lifesaving Abilities

An Edmonds School District paraeducator was honored last week not for her educational abilities but for her lifesaving abilities.

Paraeducator Candie McHaffie received a Governor's Lifesaving Award at a conference in Tacoma on Sept. 28.

McHaffie, who works at , received the award for performing the Heimlich maneuver on a student who was choking during lunch last spring. 

When asked about what happed, Candie says she was "just doing her job."

Edmonds Elementary Principal Melissa Oliver had a slightly different take: "She was doing her job in the best way possible." 

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