Cui Yonglong, 81, collapsed on thể platform shortly after he got off a train at Jinzhou South Railway Station in Liaoning Province on July 19..
Ding Hui from Jinzhou Medical University, who was waiting for a train, rushed to his aid after hearing broadcast of the incident.
She performed CPR on the old man, which helped him gradually regain consciousness. Then she remained at the scene until paramedic crew arrived, which meant she missed her train heading to Shenyang.
To thank her, Cui Daidai, the son of the old man, took out 2,000 yuan (US$296) to give her. She rejected the money.
Ding said she just did what any medical student should do.
Ding’s school leaders and teachers only found out about her act after receiving a commendatory letter from the railway station on July 20, which applauded Ding for saving a life and thanked the school for having cultivated such a good student.