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FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER
Bus driver declared ‘a hero’ after taking action when student was choking
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They wear uniforms, not capes, dressed as everyday citizens.
The combined quick-thinking and actions of a Mokena School District 159 bus driver and a fellow Mokena Elementary School student saved the life of 9-year-old Emma Novak last month.
The third-grader was eating a peppermint candy when she began choking on the bus ride home Dec. 19.