Chase Eller Presented with Lifesaving Award for Helping Young Child

Chase Eller was awarded the Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action for helping a young child choking at a restaurant. The national Lifesaving Awards are issued by American Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C. to highlight whenever lifesaving skills are used.

Chase was presented with the award during a recent Red Cross South Central Illinois Chapter Board of Directors meeting.

“Chase’s quick action exemplifies courage and bravery of helping someone during an emergency,” said Dawn Morris, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Serving South Central Illinois. “This young man went above and beyond to help a child in distress and for that he is very deserving of the Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action.”

Since the Lifesaving Awards revival in 2018, the Red Cross is proud to announce we have awarded, 1,507 individuals worldwide and as a result they have helped to save 730 lives.

To learn more about the Red Cross Lifesaving Awards and to find resources including learning a lifesaving skill visit

Written by Communications Manager Drew Brown

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