Man’s quick action saved life

My kids and I were at Pick Up Stix last Friday night. We had just started to eat when my 11-year-old started to gag. I thought he had gotten a hold of a pepper or a flavor he didn’t like; however, he continued gagging and then abruptly stood up sticking his fingers in his mouth trying to grab whatever it was that was bothering him.

At that point, I was starting to get concerned. I asked him if he was choking and he nodded. I pulled him from the booth and yelled out, “Help, help, somebody please help.”

A man who was waiting for his to-go order rushed over and started doing the Heimlich maneuver on my son. After a couple of thrusts, the steak became unlodged.

I am writing this letter not to share the story of my son almost dying but to say how thankful we are for this amazing hero who unselfishly came to his rescue.

Unfortunately, we did not get the name of our hero. I am wondering if there is any way The Acorn could publish a note so that we can publicly thank him for forever changing our lives.

Denise McGuffey Zorrilla
Agoura Hills