A sixth-grade girl just proved that the odds should for ever be in her favor after she channeled her inner Katniss Everdeen from “Hunger Games.”
Megan Gething, from Rockport, Massachusetts, jumped to her friend’s aid in a medical emergency and showed off survival skills she learned from reading Suzanne Collins’ popular teen novel series.
Gething, 12, and several of her friends were playing on a marsh Saturday morning after a birthday sleepover when her friend Mackenzie George slipped and fell, according to Jezebel and The Gloucester Times. A welded steel pump buried in the mud sliced George’s calf open, causing an intense gush of blood.
Rather than panicking, Gething used her friend’s shorts to create a tourniquet to reduce the rapid blood loss while another of the girls ran to get help
“I knew it from a book I read,” Gething told The Gloucester Times, referring to “Hunger Games.”
“I figured it was a well-known method of stopping bleeding.” Well, you figured right, Gething. You’ve done your district proud.
George went on to have surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, as doctors were concerned about a possible infection due to the various bacteria in the marsh.
“Megan was the star of the show. Thank goodness she was there. Mackenzie would have lost a lot more blood, and it could have been life-threatening if she hadn’t done what she did,” the victim’s father, Gregory George, said.