Trafalgar woman to be honored for saving infant’s life

Daily Journal staff reports

A college is honoring a Trafalgar woman who saved the life of an unresponsive infant.

Peggy Carney will be honored as a “Harrison Hero” at the Harrison College Columbus campus.

After 11-month-old Lauren Davis stopped breathing while in Carney’s care, the Trafalgar woman began performing CPR, which helped the infant regain consciousness.

The baby was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and has recovered.

“If she wouldn’t have been there, I know the outcome would have been different,” said Kim Davis, Lauren’s mother.

Harrison College has partnered with local American Red Cross chapters, hospitals and other health organizations to promote the importance of CPR training. An estimated 20,000 people could be saved each year if CPR is performed early enough in a cardiac emergency, according to the American Red Cross.

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5712.