Brighton cheerleader honored for saving fellow student’s life
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Utah’s attorney general honored a Brighton High School cheerleader for saving a fellow student’s life recently.
Kennaday Kasteler was at a Junior Jazz basketball game when she noticed a teenager was having a seizure. He stopped breathing. 17-year-old Kennaday has first aid training from her job as a lifeguard, and she said it kicked in.
She started helping him right away.
“Checking if he was breathing, checking if he had a pulse,” Kennaday said. “He wasn’t breathing, he didn’t have a pulse so immediately we just jumped in with CPR until the EMS got there and took him away.”
Those chest compressions saved Michael Le Fleur’s life.
Tonight, Utah AG @SeanReyesUT honored Brighton HS cheerleader Kennady Kasteler for saving the life of a fellow student during a Junior Jazz basketball game a couple weeks ago. We commend her incredible bravery and quick-thinking! #utpol pic.twitter.com/OghBw4xIFK
— Utah Attorney General (@UtahAG) February 12, 2020
Attorney General Sean Reyes says Kennaday is a hero.
“I think a lot of people are critical of the youth of this generation, and I think Kennaday represents all that is great,” he said. “She saw a need, she jumped in, no one asked.”
Reyes went to the Brighton basketball game Tuesday night to honor her. He says Kennady has inspired him to learn CPR.
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