June 11, 2013
Kimberley Gaskill, a kindergarten teacher at Adams Hill ES, was presented a Life Saving Award from the American Red Cross during a school assembly recently.
Gaskill and her husband were traveling outside Sonora when they came across an accident of another San Antonio couple heading to El Paso. Gaskill, who is Red Cross trained in CPR and First Aid, was able to provide care including CPR until EMS arrived.
The couple in the accident refer to Gaskill as their "angel" stating that she had saved the wife's life.
Her selfless act of compassion and willingness to help a stranger in need is one reason why she has been nominated for a Certificate of Merit by the Red Cross, a national-level award for individuals who save or sustain a life using skills learned in American Red Cross Health and Safety Service training. The certificate is signed by the President of the United States and the Chairman of the American Red Cross, and the award package includes the certificate, citation, and medals.