One of our favorite things at NwBestCPR is to hear stories from our clients about ways they have used their training. Here's the most recent:
"MY HUSBAND SAVED MY LIFE!"
Last Christmas, while hurrying to catch a flight home from San Francisco, I collapsed and stopped breathing. My husband knew exactly what to do from the training we had attended just weeks before leaving for vacation. He doesn't remember exactly what order he did things, but he immediately recognized that I was not breathing and started chest compressions within seconds, just like he had been instructed. He shouted for someone else to get an AED and they had it on me within minutes and used it to deliver one shock. Apparently that's all it took!
All I remember is waking up with a very sore chest while I was being transported to the hospital by ambulance. The ER physician believes I suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. He said my husband's actions likely saved me from any serious consequences. My husband says he has never been so frightened and determined in his life and he can't believe how well his instincts kicked in! WOW!
Of course, now he is insufferable and everyone has to hear the story of how he saved me! But that is so much better than the alternative.
Thank you so much for what you do!
MaryAnn Wickersham, Seattle, WA
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