Saturday, August 28, 2010

now, that's courage!

The article came out a few days ago: nine-year-old kid saves his baby brother with CPR. An excerpt:

The toddler had already turned blue in the face when Tabitha Hearn pulled him out of the pool. She then called 911 and, though she is trained in CPR, was too panicked to effectively help her son.

Luckily, Logan had just completed a CPR class and kept his cool.

Logan told his mother that she was performing the essential CPR incorrectly and told her to move out of the way.

"She was kind of getting a little crazy and stuff, at that moment because any parent would, you know. So, I just don't think she had any control over what she was doing at the moment. So, I just kind of went in and moved her," the boy told WLS.

He performed the CPR for two breaths, and stopped when Brendan started coughing up water. Soon his little brother's chest started moving, and he was taking small breaths.

"He did the procedure like it should be done, and it was working," said Tabitha Hearn.

I was never that brave or confident at age nine. Quite a lesson for all of us.

Just don't get cocky from all this attention, Logan. That leads to the dark side.


1 comment:

Kevin Kim said...

Every once in a while, those "share" buttons go wacko, and I don't know why.