Thursday, November 29, 2012
The value of CPR
Randy Stevens, 51 years old and in good health, was home with his girlfriend a few weeks ago... when his heart stopped.
Thankfully, his girlfriend is a paramedic. And she collected herself well enough to begin CPR.
Randy's heart actually stopped 6 times, while he nearly died. But Paramedics arrived to continue CPR. And they gave him 6 shocks from an AED.
Fortunately, Randy is a strong person and he survived. In fact, he made a full recovery and was home in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with his girlfriend and their seven children!!
Randy and his girlfriend have become strong advocates for CPR training - in every home. They say Randy is living proof that it really works!
Hats off to Randy's girlfriend, Lisa, for her responsive. This reminds us of previously mentioned stories where... a team of heroes saved a man's life... an Off-duty officer intervened in a threatening situation... and a Firefighter jumped in 48 degree water to save a drowning woman.
Here's a video of Randy saying THANKS to the Paramedics who saved him!