Current Status Bill Number:
1279Type of Legislation: Senate Resolution SRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980602Primary Sponsor: FairAll Sponsors: FairDrafted Document Number: jic\5729mm.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980602Subject: Andrea Williams, Resolutions
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TO RECOGNIZE NINE-YEAR-OLD ANDREA WILLIAMS OF GREENVILLE COUNTY FOR HER COURAGEOUS EFFORT IN SAVING HER GRANDMOTHER FROM DROWNING.
Whereas, Andrea Williams of Greenville County is the nine-year-old daughter of Sherry Garrison and granddaughter of Judy Pearson; and
Whereas, on May 29, 1998, Andrea's grandmother fell off a pool float into the deep end of the pool; and
Whereas, Mrs. Pearson, who cannot swim, struggled to stay above water; and
Whereas, in spite of her struggles she began to swallow and inhale water; and
Whereas, Andrea and her eight-year-old sister Crystal became aware of the emergency; and
Whereas, Andrea wisely retrieved the float and used it to support her grandmother and assist her in escaping the pool waters; and
Whereas, the quick thinking and courage of Andrea and her sister in aiding their grandmother out of the pool, in calling 911, and in "giving her some air" by mouth-to-mouth ventilation rescued Mrs. Pearson from a seriously dangerous emergency. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the Senate hereby recognize nine-year-old Andrea Williams of Greenville County for her courageous effort in saving her grandmother from drowning.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Andrea Williams.