A local teenager who used CPR to save a Windermere man’s life last fall received an award from the Orange County Safe Kids Coalition for her actions Monday, May 23.
Julia Strube, 17, jumped into action on Oct. 27, 2015, when Windermere resident Sterling Folk collapsed in front of her house while out on a jog. Her father made sure traffic avoided Folk as Julia started CPR, called 911 and stayed on the line until EMT personnel arrived. Folk ended up surviving the incident after being on life support for eight days and still jogs his usual route.
She was previously recognized at a Windermere Town Council meeting at Town Hall in November, having been awarded a Chief’s Award from Windermere Police Chief David Ogden. On Monday, she received the fourth annual Jim Young Good Samaritan Award from the OCSKC in a ceremony at Children’s Safety Village in Orlando.
In attendance were multiple speakers, including Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings. According to a Facebook post from the Town of Windermere, the award is given to first responders who made a difference and saved a life, and Julia is the youngest recipient to receive it.
For more information on the incident, see “Teen’s CPR saves life.”
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