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As TODAY’s “Winning at All Costs” series focusing some of the risks and dangers facing young athletes, Jenna Bush Hager speaks to One Beat CPR + AED partner, Parent Heart Watch, a group of parents who are trying to save kids’ lives in memory of the children they lost to sudden cardiac arrest during sports activities. It “can happen to any child,” one parent warns – but the chance of surviving it rises dramatically if an automated external defibrillator is nearby and accessible.
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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.”
“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
To Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Ethan Moss, February 4th response to a 911 call was just part of the routine, but for homeowners, Tim and Roby Bush, Deputy Moss was a hero that day. Upon finding Tim Bush unresponsive and not breathing, Deputy Moss immediately administered the automated external defibrillator (AED) and started CPR. After just 2 minutes, Bush began breathing on his own and was transported to the hospital. The 54 year old has since been discharged from the Hospital and made a full recovery. Deputy Moss received a Commendation award for saving the man’s life.
Deputy Moss, a four year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, husband and father of two boys, and United States Army veteran, is no stranger to saving lives. In July of 2015, Moss also saved a 62 year old man by administering an AED and CPR.
Law enforcement is often the first on scene to a medical emergency. Receiving CPR and first aid training and carrying an AED enables them to act quickly to save a life. Deputy Moss was quick to apply his training to save a life; Mr. and Mrs. Bush couldn’t be more grateful.
Pittsburgh newlyweds, Andrew Nixon and Julie Stroyne Nixon, left their wedding reception at almost midnight intending to check into their hotel. As luck would have it, just before they headed through the hotel’s doors, someone shouted, “Does anybody know CPR? Is anybody a doctor?” Still in her wedding gown, Julie, a trauma nurse at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, headed over to help. On a park bench was a woman barely breathing.
“I looked over, and I think my nursing instincts took over,” she recalls. She began to administer CPR. “I started compressions right away. They told me she didn’t have a pulse.” Little by little, the woman regained consciousness. Julie stayed with her and tried to make sure she didn’t fall. By the time paramedics arrived, the woman was doing much better.
Having known Julie since childhood, her husband offers, “Nothing quite compares with saving a life. It was a heroic act, but I’ve known her for long enough, I’m not surprised at all.”
Julie adds, “It really did seem that we were in the right place at the right time.”
Anyone who knows CPR/AED skills can be in the right place at the right time. Be prepared to save a life, sign up for a CPR/AED class today. Visit https://onebeatcpr.com/cpraed/ to register.
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