Monday, January 16, 2012

Toastworthy Teens: Christa Fairclough

 Christa Fairclough, Lifesaver

Christa Fairclough was in the middle of a game at her local bowling alley with her mother and little cousin when a 75-year-old man collapsed in the lane next to them. 

The 16-year-old heroine, who was the first person to see the man was in trouble, sprang into action and began performing CPR while her mom ran for help and employees called 9-1-1.  

Ironically, Christa’d just learned the 2 breaths-30 compressions-repeat cycle 3 days before in her New Jersey high school, but thought, “If this ever happened in real life, I probably would not know what to do.”

Oh, yeah, she did ;) 
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  1. What a wonderful post! Yes, you will know what to do if it happens to you. You don't have a choice, and you know it. You just do it. Everyone should learn CPR! Kudos to this brave girl :)

  2. I always said that too, if I am certified but would I really know what to do? Lovely story of a brave, courageous girl!!

    1. Oppps type :( I am certified, but would I know what to do?