Boy's reading skills save friend after allergic reaction
SALEM, Ore. (CNN) -- Maybe Ransom Duel has a future as a doctor.
When Ransom’s friend started getting sick during lunch at Harritt Elementary, the 7-year-old knew he had to diagnose what was wrong before he could fix it. Also, knowing how to read helped.
During lunch, Ransom's friend, Sullivan Moore, also 7, thought another student’s Nutella looked pretty good. So he ate some. The problem was Sullivan is really allergic to nuts.
"Sully has an allergy to all tree nuts, and he just thought it was chocolate," said Sullivan's mom, Patti Moore.
So when Sullivan started having a bad reaction, Ransom grabbed the jar of Nutella and starting reading the ingredients. Third one in, he found what he was looking for.
"I found 'hazelnuts,'" Ransom said.
He grabbed a teacher, who got Sullivan the medicine he needed.
"And he might even be in the hospital now if I didn't do that," Ransom said.
Ransom is now considered a hero. He was honored at a school assembly.
"Hero, really, I guess, is the only word that can describe it," Patti said.
But Ransom just prefers "friend."
Sullivan didn't have to go to the hospital. His mom came by the school to make sure he was okay.