HEROIC TEENAGER RECEIVES AWARD
eventeen-year-old teenager， John Janson， was honoured at the Lifesaver Awards last night in Rivertown for giving lifesaving first aid on his neighbour after a shocking knife attack.
John was presented with his award at a ceremony which recognized the bravery of ten people who had saved the life of another.
John was studying in his room when he heard screaming. When he and his father rushed outside， a man ran from the scene. They discovered that Anne Slade， mother of three， had been stabbed repeatedly with a knife. She was lying in her front garden bleeding very heavily. Her hands had almost been cut off.
It was John's quick action and knowledge of first aid that saved Ms Slade's life. He immediately asked a number of nearby people for bandages， but when nobody could put their hands on any， his father got some tea towels and tape from their house. John used these to treat the most severe injuries to Ms Slade's hands. He slowed the bleeding by applying pressure to the wounds until the police and ambulance arrived.
"I'm proud of what I did but I was just doing what I'd been taught，" John said.
John had taken part in the Young Lifesaver Scheme at his high school. When congratulating John， Mr Alan Southerton， Director of the Young Lifesaver Scheme said， "There is no doubt that John's quick thinking and the first aid skills he learned at school saved Ms Slade's life. It shows that a knowledge of first aid can make a real difference."
efore receiving their awards last night， John and the nine other Life Savers attended a special reception yesterday hosted by the Prime Minister.
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