LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Wilson Central Navy JROTC student jumped into action after a student had an epileptic seizure on a school bus.  

In a show of appreciation, Taylor Woodsmall was awarded on Friday, Dec. 9 with the highest honor a cadet can receive from the Navy JROTC. 

Back in October, Taylor was on his bus ride home when he noticed the student sitting behind him was having a severe epileptic seizure.  

In the video released to News 2, he rushed to the student’s side and performed lifesaving aid until the student became conscious.   

Taylor told News 2 it is all about being at the right place at the right time.

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He said he learned how to administer aid after his mother’s own battle with epileptic seizures. She passed away in 2017 from a seizure in her sleep. 

Taylor’s father told News 2 she would be very proud to see her son honored Friday.   

“We are thankful to the good Lord that everything happened the way it did, that he was able to help another young man experience anything as bad as we have. I am very proud of him,” said Michael Woodsmall, Taylor’s father. 

“It is a great honor, it feels like I’m getting noticed for something that I’ve grown up with,” Taylor said. 

Taylor told News 2 the student he helped on the bus was later transported to a hospital where he made a full recovery. Taylor said that student has since thanked him for jumping into action.