Monday, February 23, 2015

Brianna and Brittany McGehee from Mt. Vernon Awarded Girl Scouts Medal of Honor

Brianna and Brittany McGehee, twins from Mt. Vernon, were 11 years old in June 2014 when they came to the aid of their sister Shelia.  Brianna and Brittany were going to babysit for Shelia’s three young children when they found their sister face down on the bathroom floor.  From their Girl Scout First Aid/CPR training, the girls believed Shelia showed signs of having had a stroke.  Brittany and Brianna called the hospital and turned Shelia to her side.  With their First Aid training and assistance from the hospital operator, the girls gave their sister aspirin and cool rags and kept her talking.  Once stable, Brianna and Brittany helped their sister into their mother’s truck to go to the hospital. 

“We had CPR/First Aid training, but it was really scary when it’s your own sister that you love,” said Brianna.  “I’m glad that I was going to babysit that day and that I have my First Aid/CPR certificate,” added Brittany.  Brianna and Brittany are the daughters of Gary and Donna McGehee.
The Medal of Honor is a lifesaving award given by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to girls who have saved or attempted to save a human life under circumstances that indicate heroism.  This award is reserved for those Girl Scouts who have performed heroic acts beyond the degree of maturity and training to be expected at their age.
GSSI had four Girl Scouts earn the Girl Scouts Medal of Honor in 2014.  Medals will be presented at the All That Glitters Awards Ceremony on March 28 at Rend Lake Resort in Whittington.