An AED saved Bob Harper, but could you find one in an emergency?

Celebrity fitness trainer Bob Harper says an AED – an automatic external defibrillator – helped save his life when he suffered a heart attack at his gym. But if an emergency took place at your office, school or gym, could you find one? TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen tests some real gym patrons.

The takeaway, today we should go to our workplaces, to our schools, to our gyms and find the defibrillator now so that we are prepared when an emergency occurs. If something happens, someone should be grabbing the AED and someone should be grabbing an employee.

Bob Harper on his heart attack: ‘I had what they call a widow-maker’. In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, celebrity fitness trainer Bob Harper talks about the shocking heart attack he suffered 50 days ago. “I was in full cardiac arrest; my heart was stopped,” Harper says. Of his road to recovery, he says “It’s been hard,” but he vows to enjoy “very single day” of his life from now on, and urges viewers to have their own hearts checked if they have a family history.

Bob Harper closes the segment with, “I will never, ever walk into a gym again that doesn’t have CPR — people that know their CPR — and there is an AED somewhere in that gym…I will make sure that every place has something like that.”

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Texas Police Officer Uses CPR to Save 3-Year-Old Boy, Dramatic Save Story Caught on Dash-Cam Video – ABC News Today

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Granbury, Texas, police officer, Chase Miller, was recently recognized by city officials for using CPR to save a 3-year-old boy.

On Oct. 12, Officer Miller responded to a 911 call requesting help at a Kentucky Fried Chicken for a little boy who was not breathing and unresponsive. Dash-cam footage from Miller’s vehicle showed him pulling into the restaurant’s parking lot minutes later.

The department said that after Miller got out of his vehicle, he encountered a group of people, including a crying woman carrying an unresponsive little boy in her arms.

The woman was identified as Bethany Hoover, 21, of Granbury, and the little boy as Hoover’s 3-year-old son, Brayden Geis. Brayden’s father, John Geis, 21, of Granbury, could also be seen in the video.

Hoover told ABC News today that Brayden had suffered a febrile seizure due to a cold he’d come down with.

A general manager at the Kentucky Fried Chicken, Hoover said she’d called her husband in to work as a cook that evening. She told him to bring along Brayden until her mother could come pick him up.

Hoover said at first, Brayden was playing but then started crying. She said she give him ibuprofen, but when she noticed how hot he was, she took him outside. The boy’s head was resting on his shoulder, Hoover said, and then she felt his arm go limp.

“[I] leaned him forward and he was having a seizure,” she said. “John called 911.”

Police said Miller began CPR and then had the boy’s dad continue chest compressions as he got a breathing mask. Police said that after two minutes, Miller had revived the child. Brayden was later treated by the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department and then taken to Lake Granbury Medical Center.

Hoover told ABC News that by the next day, Brayden was acting like nothing had happened though the fever still lingered.

At a City Council meeting Tuesday night, Miller was awarded the Life Saving Award for saving Brayden’s life. Miller also got to meet Brayden and his parents. The officer gave Brayden several gifts, including a toy police dog named Chase from the children’s show “Paw Patrol.”

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“Officer Miller’s exceptional performance reflect great credit upon himself, the Granbury Police Department and the city of Granbury,” police said.

Hoover said that the three had visited Miller again at the police department today. She said that she and her husband had told Miller that they’d give him their world for saving Brayden.

“Our son is the world to us,” she said today. “That’s our world. That’s our life.”

 

Read the full story here: http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-police-officer-honored-cpr-save-year-boy/story?id=42917245

 

Brave and courageous 7-yr old girl helps save a 6-yr old boy from drowning at local water park – CPR + AED News

Margate, FL – It was the first Saturday after school ended, a perfect day to enjoy being outside. Like all kids this time of year, Christine Regina asked her grandmother to take her to Calypso Cove Water Park in Margate, FL. Every summer, Christine, a Port St. Lucie resident looks forward to spending time with her grandparents because the water park is near their home. On Saturday, June 18th. they spent most of the morning there, but once the afternoon started progressing, grandma Penny told Christine “Ten More minutes” to leave the facility. Christine obeyed and gathered her water gear. She swam around wearing her goggles before leaving and started to dive underwater. On one of the dives she noticed something unusual at the bottom of the pool.

The video below captures Christine speaking about her reaction to finding the boy.

She realized he was not acting normal and needed help. She quickly grabbed the nearest person, which happened to be 15 yr old Rebecca Valbrun. The teenage girl followed Christine underwater and saw the little boy too. Rebecca started yelling for help, catching the attention of the lifeguards on duty. The two girls bravely pulled up the little boy’s body and brought him to the surface. He was placed on his back poolside and the lifeguards started performing CPR. Emergency services were called and thankfully an AED was readily available.  The lifeguards deployed the defibrillator and with it brought back the little boy. He spent two days recovering from the incident and according to his mom, he is now stable and well.

By Sunday, Christine was a town hero. The Margate Mayor, Tommy Ruzzano,  visited the family at their home to thank her for her actions and awarded Christine with a public recognition certificate “for being aware, alert and responsive, in preventing a possible drowning and saving a life on June 18, 2016.”

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We are so proud of this young girl.

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