Kan. girl honored for helping medics

10-year-old used sign language to help medics communicate with injured woman

By Jeffrey Field

LENEXA, Kan. — A 10-year-old girl who learned sign language from her mother was honored Monday for putting it to use in an unexpected way.

Earlier this month, Yesenia Diosdado saw a Johnson County Med-Act ambulance crew helping a woman injured in a car crash. She said the woman appeared to be deaf, so she ran over to help the medics communicate with her.

"I saw that she was signing, so I decided to go help," Diosdado said. "I was really nervous."

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