Just do a simple news search on “CPR” and within a few seconds, you’ll see a story about a bystander, parent, or teacher who saved a life using CPR. These types of stories are frequent and immensely powerful – and very well-worth mentioning in this space every now and then.
Take a recent story of out Lowell, Michigan. Less than two weeks ago, a man took a four-hour onsite CPR training course. Then, a few days ago, his four-year old son fell off a floating tube and into a neighbor’s pool.
Even though his son had been underwater for approximately a minute, his body was lifeless when he was recovered from the pool. His father immediately applied CPR and saved his son’s life.
This is a piece of good news, yet unfortunately and all too often, dozens of bystanders wait by powerless for emergency personnel to arrive, when every second counts.