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Michigan Teen saved by Teachers and AED

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Peter Lombardo, 17, had just got out of gym class, went to the locker room and collapsed. His heart was pumping really fast, but he thought it was normal because he had just been running sprints. He had no pulse, no heartbeat, and was turning blue. Teacher Phil Miedema and athletic trainer Brett Knoop jumped into action. Knoop administered CPR …

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Teen in Missouri saves Baby with CPR in Walmart

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Another teenage hero has saved a life thanks to the CPR she learned in high school. Hillsboro High School student Abby Snodgrass was in a Walmart dressing room when she heard a distressed mother call for help. Abby ran from the dressing room and found a crowd gathered around a mother with an 11-month-old infant girl. The child’s mother was panicked …

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High School Student saves Father’s life with CPR

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Paul Watson, a junior at Franklin high school, is an aspiring public safety figure.  When Watson heard his mother scream upstairs, he raced up to find out what was wrong and found his father unconscious on the kitchen floor. Watson is part of the Warren Country Criminal Justice program, where he was trained in CPR and emergency response. “We had …

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CPR Success: Teenage girl saves motorcyclist

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Help came just in time for a Minnesota motorcyclist. Liz Lindgren, a soft spoken but courageous student from Champlin Park High School, was driving with her family to her sister’s school. They were  going through a curve in the road when a motorcycle in front of them switched lanes, turned too quickly, and his muffler hit the ground. Liz said, “he …

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Student saves Brother with CPR learned in High School

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Another great story about a high school student putting their CPR skills to the test.  Fifteen-year-old Derrick Kelson saved his brother Trevon a few weeks ago, after Trevon began to have a seizure which caused him to stop breathing.  Derrick had been playing a video game when another of his brothers ran downstairs to tell him that Trevon wasn’t breathing.  …

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Teen girl and her brother save their Father with CPR learned in High School

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In Kingston, Washington, two siblings performed CPR, and helped save their father’s life after he went into cardiac arrest in late April.  It was a Sunday afternoon and Mark Potter, 53, had been mowing the lawn.  His daughter Kyleigh, 14, came around a corner and found her father unconscious and not breathing.  He was sitting in a chair in the …

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High School Wrestler saves Fan’s Life with CPR during Tournament

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Why people wouldn’t want high school students trained in CPR, I’ll never understand.  Especially when you hear stories like this.  Schuyler LaRue, a Heritage High School junior from Maryville, Tennessee, had CPR training when he became a lifeguard. It was at a state tournament that his CPR skills were put to the test.  Kingsport, Tennessee resident Ron Bussey, 68, collapsed …

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Would you know what to do?…

In Related Stories, Student Rescues by Katrina2 Comments

I’ve read SO many stories lately about high school students and their real-life encounters with CPR. Two high school band students who saved a parade photographer’s life after he collapsed while crossing a bridge. A high school wrestler who stopped breathing during a workout and died shortly after because no one knew CPR. A high school football player who collapsed on the …