In honor of CPR & AED Awareness Week, I wanted to share this amazing
LifeTOOL with you today!
The signs of trouble started shortly after dinnertime.
That was when my mother started to have difficulty breathing & had to
use her asthma medication.
The 1st call went out to the restaurant, where my sister had gone to
dinner. No cell phones back then, it was 1977.
Just as my sister & brother in law walked in the door, my mother, who was
on the couch in the living room, lost consciousness.
I remember thinking: ‘Thank God they’re here. They’ll know what to do.’
But I quickly realized as my sister went to the kitchen to call for help,
my brother in law DID NOT know what to do & I had better do something.
Thanks to Mr. Earnest, my 5th grade teacher at Bass Lake Elementary
School, I KNEW WHAT TO DO!
You see, 4 years earlier, Mr. Earnest made us learn CPR!
IT had been something they’d started teaching to the public & he decided
his class should learn it!
I don’t remember us practicing on mannequins, but I do remember taking
a written test! He called it “The Lifesaving A, B, C’s!”
Funny, I could remember the alphabets but NOT the numbers – I also
remembered there was enough oxygen in my breath so I just started breathing….
I can’t tell you how long it took for the sheriffs to arrive – but when they
did, they took over & my mom was then transported to the hospital
where she made a full recovery!
I often think about what would have happened if I’d never learned CPR and
how my life would have been so different if Mr. Earnest had never taught us
those lifesaving A,B,C,’s.
I love being an AHA CPR instructor!
For me, it’s giving people that same opportunity to save a loved one’s life.
Now you can learn how!
Go here & watch the AHA’s 2 steps to saving a life! It’s VERY easy now!
It truly is the MOST important LifeTOOL you can learn.
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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