The internet is abuzz with the news of Michael Jackson’s death.
When I first heard the word of his cardiac arrest (on Twitter, actually), I immediately wondered if those who were nearby at the time knew CPR.
With a little more research, I found early news reports that stated paramedics did indeed perform CPR…but they were never able to get him breathing again.
I own Bad and — strangely enough — the Thriller video came up as a topic of conversation recently. I’m also a huge fan of the Jackson 5. In fact, my ringtone has been “I Want You Back” for at least a year now. And who doesn’t get their groove back when “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” comes on? So, yeah, I’m bummed.
There are a billion ways to mourn MJ, whether you set up an impromptu memorial or lay flowers at a grave. But the best way to honor his memory might be to get trained in CPR. That way the next time someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest, you could be the one ready to save their life.