Cheerleader Jumps Off Homecoming Float To Save Choking Toddler’s Life

Cheerleader Tyra Winters jumped off her high school homecoming float to save a choking toddler.

Cheerleader Tyra Winters gives one grateful mom the best reason to cheer for her

Cheerleader Tyra Winter heard more than cheers as she traveled on her school’s homecoming float.

She heard a mother screaming for help.

17-year-old Tyra tells KDFW that she jumped off the float and into action.

Cheerleader Tyra Winters of Rockwall High School near Dallas is the hero of the story.
Cheerleader Tyra Winters of Rockwall High School near Dallas is the hero of the story.

“At this point, he’s kind of turning purple,” Tyra said. 

“I picked him up and then I tilted him downwards and gave him two or three back thrusts. He then was spitting everything up,” she recalled. 

The little boy was Clarke Hornback. His mother, Nicole, says she tried to do the Heimlich, herself, but it wasn’t working.

Tyra says she learned the Heimlich from her own mother a few years ago.

Cheerleader Tyra Winters and Clarke and Nicole Hornback share a sweet reunion.
Cheerleader Tyra Winters and Clarke and Nicole Hornback share a sweet reunion.

The three of them had a special, heartfelt reunion at Rockwall High School near Dallas.

Nicole was able to tell Tyra how brave she was for taking a child’s life into her own hands.

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Cheerleader Jumps Off Homecoming Float To Save Choking Toddler’s Life

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