BOSTON (CBS) – Robert James is a high school student who has won a very special award.
The award isn’t for his grades or for sports. This award was for something far more important.READ MORE: All Mass. Residents 16 And Over To Be Eligible For COVID Vaccine Starting Monday
He saved a life.READ MORE: 'My Angel': Mother Of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, Alma Wahlberg Passes Away
James’ part-time job is at an assisted living facility in Dedham. Recently, a colleague slumped to the floor and wasn’t breathing.
In school, James learned how to perform CPR and he did just that, saving his co-worker.MORE NEWS: 3 Die In Wrong-Way Crash On Interstate 84 In Sturbridge
Today, James was given a Heartsaver Hero Award from The American Heart Association.