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Greenfield boy honored for saving brother's life

The award is signed by President Obama
Posted: 12:06 PM, Sep 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-22 14:01:56-04
GREENFIELD -- An 11-year-old boy has been honored for his quick actions to save his brother's life.
 
Abram Suminski was awarded by the American Red Cross for performing the heimlich maneuver on his 5-year old brother, Logan.
 
The brothers were playing when Logan began to choke on a piece of candy. When Abram saw his brother was turning purple he jumped in to help.
 
"It's very nice to get honored," Abram said. "I never thought that it would get this big."
 
A Certificate of Merit for selfless and humane action is the highest award given by the American Red Cross. The award is also signed by President Obama.