Day 1: Learn CPR; Day 2: Save a Life

In April 2013, eighth-grader Paris White collapsed during practice with her Wesleyan Academy softball team in High Point, North Carolina. Fortunately, the day before, teammate Taylor Bisbee had completed her mandatory CRP course. A teammate called 911, and Taylor immediately began to perform CPR. She said, “It was scary to see her fall like that ’cause I wasn’t expecting it.” She added, “I just knelt down next to her and I just started,” Bisbee said. It was really scary for me because it was the difference between life and death.” Coach Donald Brewer said that staff quickly arrived and used a defibrillator to get Paris’ heart started again. He said, “They hooked the defibrillator up and when they cut it on it said they needed to shock. The defibrillator said stand back and it shocked her and got her heart beating again.” An ambulance took Paris to Duke University Hospital, and she is expected to fully recover.

For Further Information: Carol Kuruvilla, “Teen saves teammate’s life with CPR skills she learned the day before.” New York Daily News. 19 April 2013

Also: “High Point girl saves teammate’s life by performing CPR.” WGHP (Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, North Carolina). 19 April 2013

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1 Response to Day 1: Learn CPR; Day 2: Save a Life

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I always love reading stories where proper CPR training help save lives.

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