Brown Presents Citation to Area Teen Who Saved a Life Using Heimlich Maneuver
Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) presented a citation to Felix Valentin on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Valentin, a Delaware Valley High School senior, is credited with saving the life of an area woman by conducting the Heimlich maneuver when she began choking in a Matamoras restaurant. 
– Earlier today at Delaware Valley High School, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) proudly presented Felix Valentin, a senior from Dingmans Ferry, with a House citation honoring his efforts in successfully saving the life of an area woman by conducting the Heimlich maneuver when she began choking in a restaurant in Matamoras.

Valentin was trained in CPR as part of his physical education class at Delaware Valley High School, and had just completed a refresher course the very day he implemented the life-saving practice, Brown explained.

“Felix was trained in CPR and sprang into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver, which saved the woman’s life,” said Brown. “His selfless, quick response in that life-threatening situation reflects highly upon his character and dedication to his fellow citizens. He is a terrific young man who plans to continue helping our society by serving in the military after he graduates this year.”

Brown fittingly presented this citation during National CPR and AED Awareness Week, which runs from June 1-7, and brings to light how more lives could be saved if more people were trained in these life-saving practices.

The House citation pays tribute from the state to Valentin for his heroic actions, and recognizes this tremendous Good Samaritan deed he accomplished, Brown explained.

“I would like to commend Delaware Valley School District for including CPR training in its curriculum,” said Brown. “The district and its educators are truly educating our children with many crucial life skills.”

For more information on this House citation, or any other state-related issue, contact Brown’s district office located at 696 Seven Bridge Road, Suite 101, in East Stroudsburg, by calling 570-420-8301. Information on current legislation can also be found on and

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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