Teen Starts Bleeding From Gash In Leg, Then Friend Uses ‘The Hunger Games’ Passage To Help Her

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

Sometimes accidents happen, and when they do, it’s best to be prepared as best you can. This means putting together first aid kits, teaching your kids how and when to call 911, and even learning lifesaving maneuvers like the Heimlich maneuver and CPR.

However, when your kids are alone, sometimes emergencies arise and you can’t take care of them. When MacKenzie George slipped and fell while out and about with friends, there was no one besides kids her age around to help. She had a huge gash in her leg, which started bleeding profusely.

Only one of MacKenzie’s friends knew what to do. Though she wasn’t sure about the procedure, Megan Gething remembered that her friend needed a tourniquet.

She knew that could save her friend’s life, after remembering a passage from the young adult series The Hunger Games.  In it, one of the characters makes a tourniquet. Megan tore up some jeans and wrapped a piece around MacKenzie’s leg.

Thankfully, because of the teen, MacKenzie is doing just fine and received treatment for her leg. The injury could have been much worse had her friend not stepped in to help her.

What emergency procedures do you teach your children? Do you know any?

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