I wanted to share with you an amazing save story that showcases AHA’s lifesaving work and the viral impact of the Ad Council/AHA Hands-OnlyTM CPR campaign.
Louis Sabat (an AHA Instructor since 1978) was mowing his front lawn when he suddenly collapsed. A neighbor saw the incident and called Louis’ daughter and 911. His daughter, Jennifer, started CPR using rescue breathing within one minute. She then remembered the humorous message about a serious topic – the Hands-Only CPR video featuring actor and comedian Ken Jeoung (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5hP4DIBCEE). Her dad had showed her the video just the week prior. She then focused on performing Hands-Only CPR.
Due to this simple technique of calling 911, then pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest until help arrives, Louis is alive today!
I believe this is a shining example of the importance and success of the simple Hands-Only CPR message, the Ad Council campaign that supported it and ongoing AHA Volunteer and staff efforts to bring it to life.
Keep spreading the message about these two simple steps that can, and did, save a life!