A staff person for the Portland Goodwill stores just wrote to us inquiring about nominating her colleague for a Breakfast of Champions Hero Award. And her story was too amazing for us not to share:
Yesterday we had a store manager resuscitate an unconscious and not breathing 18-month-old with two short rounds of CPR. I believe the baby has Asthma and H1N1…
The manager also instructed the baby’s mother to get the child’s inhaler from the car and then gave the baby small compressions to get it into her system, while rubbing her chest.
The paramedics arrived quickly.
Our store manager learned how to help the baby by becoming certified each year in your CPR classes we offer here annually. She’s been attending for 5 years…
Incredible, right? I’m continually amazed when I hear stories of how people have used CPR and other lifesaving skills in real life. It really never gets old. I cry every year at our Breakfast of Champions.
If you know a hero you’d like to nominate, go to www.OregonRedCross.org/champions