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Taft teen saves child at Disneyland with CPR

Sara Jewell, 18, of Taft, Calif, seen above, administered CPR on a toddler at Disneyland and saved her life.

March 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An 18-year-old from Taft, Calif. is being credited with saving the life of a toddler at Disneyland.

Sara Jewell performed CPR on a 1-year -old girl after she heard the child's mother screaming for help.

The teen was waiting in line for the Dumbo ride with the Taft High School choir when she heard the commotion. She says the little girl's lips were blue and she was convulsing when she first got to her.

"I run up to her and I'm like, 'I am a life guard. I know CPR. Can I help you?' She kind of looked at me. 'Ok, I'm taking it as consent because you are not going to answer me,' and so I was like, 'I need you to put the child on the ground,' so she laid her on the ground and I just started giving her CPR," Jewell described.

After a few rounds of CPR, the girl threw up and started coughing. Jewell says a Disneyland worker gave her free passes after it was all over.

And even though she saved a life, Jewell is uncomfortable with being called a hero. She says she just did what she had to do.