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UPDATE: Cameron girl presented with award for quick-thinking in scary situation

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Barron County (WQOW) - Tuesday an 8-year-old Cameron girl was presented with an award for her quick-thinking in a scary situation. 


Last week WQOW News 18 introduced you to Isabelle Duxbury. She was riding in a car when her four-year-old brother, Lukas, started choking on a piece of candy. She started patting him on the back, dislodging the candy that was stuck in his throat. Isabelle told her mom she learned it by studying a book and DVD she got at a bike safety fair hosted by area law enforcement.

Tuesday the Barron County Sunrise Rotary and Rice Lake Police Department presented her with the "Super Star Award"! Congratulations Isabelle!

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Cameron (WQOW) - An 8-year-old Cameron girl is being recognized for her quick-thinking in a scary situation, one where every second mattered.

Whether it's jumping or hanging, 8-year-old Isabelle Duxbury and her younger brother Lukas, have no fear when it comes to monkeying around on their backyard playground. 

But it was in a space where the siblings weren't swinging, that brought out a scary situation. "We were about half way home and Isabelle alerted me that Lukas was choking on the piece of candy. I looked in my rearview mirror and he was actually starting to turn colors. I panicked. I mean I knew I had to get over to the side of the road but I knew I also couldn't cause a collision at the same time," explains Meghann Stanton, Isabelle's mom.

Isabelle leaned into action; she patted her brothers back as hard as she could. By the time they pulled over, Isabelle had dislodged the candy. Meghann says, "She didn't realize what she did and I didn't realize where she had learned it."

She learned it by studying a book and DVD she got at a bike safety fair hosted by area law enforcement. Meghann says, "She also offered to teach me the Heimlich maneuver because that was also in the book."

Proof the wheels in a young mind are turning as quickly, as the wheels on their rides.  "She's definitely a little hero. To me she is," says Meghann.  

The Barron County Sunrise Rotary and Rice Lake Police have made a special award called the "Super Star Award". Isabelle will receive it Tuesday morning.  
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