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Schoolboy praised by Premier

A schoolboy who came to the aid of a friend as he suffered an asthma attack has been congratulated by Premier Michael Dunkley.

Donovan Dyer-Trott and his family together with the friend he helped, Kyah Trott, and his family were invited to the Cabinet building today so that Mr Dunkley could meet the two boys.

Donovan's mother, Joanna Damani, told The Royal Gazette: “It really was lovely for the boys to meet the Premier.

“He spoke with them about the importance of sport and looking out for each other, and then Donovan, Kyah and their brothers were given a tour of the Cabinet building.”

Nine-year-old Donovan was one of nearly 150 students taking part in the interschool cross country race at the National Sports Centre and Arboretum when he noticed Kyah was having trouble breathing.

Donovan stopped running and went over to his friend, who was struggling to use his asthma pump, and told him to calm down and take a breath.

He then walked the youngster back to the street where there were adults who could help.

After making sure that Kyah was OK, Donovan joined the race again and completed the course.

Premier Dunkley said: “I wanted to meet both of the youngsters because I really was moved and inspired by their story. Donovan's actions were genuine, full of good will and truly selfless.

“And I think as adults, we can all learn a lot from his ‘Good Samaritan' efforts. It also brought about the importance of asthma awareness, and I want to extend my support to young Kyah and all those who suffer from this condition.

“Ultimately, it was certainly a pleasure to meet both boys, and during our visit, I encouraged them to stay focused on their education and to continue being great role models for their peers.”

Nine-year-old Donovan Dyer-Trott (right) and his friend Kyah Trott met Premier Michael Dunkley today. Mr Dunkley asked to meet the two boys after hearing how Donovan had come to Kyah's aid while he suffered an asthma attack. (Photo by Nicola Muirhead)

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Published February 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Updated February 19, 2015 at 5:07 pm)

Schoolboy praised by Premier

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