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Maya Villalobos – Our Student Hero

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Maya Villolobos (right) at Porter County Career and Technical Education

Maya Villolobos (right) at Porter County Career and Technical Education

Maya Villolobos (right) at Porter County Career and Technical Education

Alexa Mitchell, Contributor

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On Nov. 4, Senior Maya Villalobos was driving past Hobart’s City Ball Park when she noticed that an elderly woman had collapsed while walking her dog. Without hesitation or fear, Villalobos calmly pulled to the side of the road, assessed the situation and called 911 for assistance. After determining that the woman had no pulse or respirations, Villalobos performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for approximately ten minutes until paramedics took over.

Because of the Porter County Career and Technical Education classes Villalobos attends through Hobart High School, she was well-trained in first aid and CPR, certified in Health Careers and Health Occupations programs. It was this training that equipped her with the necessary skills and medical training needed to react in an emergency and the ability to begin performing life-saving measures before emergency medical personnel had arrived.

She said, “It was such a thrill actually putting what I was taught to the test. As soon as I started doing CPR, everything I was thinking and feeling went away. In that moment, I was solely focusing on what I was doing.”

Villalobos wishes to pursue a career in the medical field where she will continue helping others with her skills and compassion. Her aspirations include becoming a nurse anesthetist with certification through Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Through this career, Villalobos will be able to continue to utilize her talents and abilities to help those in need.

When reflecting upon the impact that this experience has had on her, Villalobos said, “This experience has opened my eyes to what I really want to do with my life… I know 100 percent without a doubt I want to spend my life helping people.”

She also wishes to extend a word of advice to anyone who may ever find themselves in a similar situation, “The best thing you can do is call 911 immediately… It’s better to do something than nothing at all.”

It is because of ordinary heroes, like Maya, that someone’s life will be forever changed. Her commendable actions make it an honor to have her as part of our school community. She exhibits every day what it truly means to be a Hobart Brickie.

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