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  • Medal of Honor Recipient

    GSDSW would like to recognize Emily Holder as one of our Medal of Honor recipients from our Ceremony of Honors event a few weeks ago. 

    Emily saved a life by taking action and connecting precautionary measures to recognize the symptoms of someone suffering a seizure. As her family was traveling with her, Emily noticed a man acting strange and falling on to the ground of parking lot at a Wendy's. She quickly sought out help to understand what was happening to the man and if anybody knew him. Emily soon found out that a woman accompanying the man was asleep in her car and did not realize that the gentleman had fallen. The woman became frantic and Emily did everything in her power to calm the man down. She held the man down as he was in a seizure on the ground until he stopped and she was speaking in a calmly manner to the woman emphasizing to her that everything was going to be okay.

    "There were other people outside but no one was helping him and my mom and I were the only ones helping. They all thought he was a drug addict. That's simply not fair to think that if they don’t know him and if they are not helping him." reported Emily. 

    Emily's mom helped her call paramedics and both worked quickly to move him onto his side. As he stopped, Emily took his pulse for the dispatch and made sure his heart was still beating. As the paramedics arrived and started carrying this man on a stretcher he woke up and sat straight up shocked by what hap...

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  • GSDSW Chihuahuas Sleepover

    Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest held thier 4th annual Chihuahuas Sleepover last Friday at Southwest University Park. The sleepover included a pre-game Girl Scout parade, girl participation in the Field of Dreams introduction, and plenty of Girl Scout-related activities throughout the night. 

    To start off the festivities, Gold Award receipient Victoria Santellano threw the opening pitch in honor of Girl Scout Night at the stadium. 

    The sleepover had a record-breaking attendance of over 1,400 girls from the Desert Southwest council.