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Teen Save 4 Year Old at Traffic Crash Site

Posted by cocreator on March 05, 2014
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A 16-year-old girl was honored on Sunday for saving the life of a toddler. The City of Houston and the girl’s church formally recognized her act of courage.

On Sunday mornings at New Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, as the choir is singing and members are worshiping, you’ll find 16-year-old Jaelin Noel, at her post.

“At the church I am over the audio department,” said Jalien.

It’s a volunteer job with lots of responsibility and out of the spotlight, but today, all eyes were on the 10th grader.

“I Jerry Davis herby proclaim today as Jaelin Noel Day,” said Davis.

As she is being honored for volunteering, not to monitor audio, but to save a life.

“Many adults would not be quick on their feet enough to resuscitate a child,” said Davis.

It was last year, in fact the day before Christmas when the 16-year-old walked up to a horrific crash then discovered a father and his 4-year-old little girl had been ejected from a pick-up truck.

Eyewitness News first met Jaelin at the scene.

“I felt like it was my duty to help because it’s a child,” she said.

She had just received her CPR certification the day before when she grabbed the child and saved her life.

“She wasn’t breathing so I got down there and she wasn’t breathing and then you heard a ‘puff’ and then you heard her breathing,” she said.

Months later, Jaelin is still very emotional about that day.

It’s the day her mother and others say she became a hero.

“I’m proud. I’m a proud mom. I’m happy she was able to do what she needed to do to save that little girls life,” said Jaelin’s mother, Lakisha Brown said.

Jalien says she wasn’t able to get the 4-year old girl’s name but hopes she will get a chance to meet her one day.

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Bystander Saves 8 Year Old during Baseball Game

Posted by cocreator on January 08, 2014
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An 8-year-old New Jersey boy who was hit in the chest by a baseball during a third base steal attempt is recovering and can return to the field in two weeks.

Ian McGreevy was struck Saturday as the catcher on the opposing team tried to throw him out.

“I was stealing third base and when I slid, it hit me in the heart,” he said.

He got up after he was hit, but quickly fell back to the ground. A mom who was watching her son play on the other team, the aptly named Harrington Park Angels, ran over to help.

“I just saw this beautiful child on the ground, his eyes were wide open, his lips were turning a little blue,” Maureen Renaghan told The Record . “I put my hand on his chest, and I didn’t feel anything.”

Renaghan began performing CPR on McGreevy, and by the fourth time she blew air into his mouth, she felt a heartbeat, she told The Record. He choked, turned over and threw up, she said.

He didn’t remember what happened, but he did recall his name and where he lived, Renaghan said.

When paramedics arrived, the boy was fully conscious.

The Yankees fan told NBC 4 New York on Monday that he wished he could return to playing immediately, but his mom and doctors say he has to wait two weeks.

Police Chief Albert Maalouf told The Record McGreevy had appeared to have gone into cardiac arrest, and authorities were told he had stopped breathing for up to a minute.

“You hear about people talk about heroics, and I try not to overuse that word, but in this case, I think it applies,” Maalouf told the paper. “For her to act fast, while others were in shock, she made a quick assessment and potentially saved this child’s life.”

Renaghan told the paper she learned CPR about 20 years ago while she was training to be a camp counselor. “I was just so glad I could help,” she said.

“It was overwhelming,” said the boy’s mother, Lisa McGreevy. “You never think it’s going to happen to your kids.”

Lisa McGreevy said her son will wear a protective shirt, also known as a heart guard, under his jersey for future games. The $50-$100 shirts are not required equipment for most youth baseball teams.

“These are little kids, they are playing an adult game,” she said.

Ian will be returning to school Tuesday, and he has a simple message for the mom who gave him CPR.

“Thank you for saving my life,” he said.

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Nurse Saves Child in Elementary School

Posted by cocreator on January 08, 2014
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A quick thinking and properly trained school nurse saved a child’s life at Highlands Elementary in Concord on Monday morning.

At about 10am, a young student passed out and was not breathing, according to ConFire Dispatchers. The school’s nurse performed CPR on the student, who then started breathing again by the time paramedics and firefighters arrived on scene, ConFire said.

“Training made a difference in the lives of our students today and we are grateful she was there”, Mt. Diablo Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Nellie Meyer said.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed, we’re hearing the child was talking when he/she was brought to the hospital by the ambulance.

The life-saving nurse says she was just doing her job, and asked that we keep her name private, so we’ll honor her request.

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Parents & Bystanders Save 9 Year Old at Beach

Posted by cocreator on January 04, 2014
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The father of a nine-year-old boy who suffered a cardiac arrest at Jervis Bay on Thursday has described the event as a “nightmare filled with angels”.

The boy was airlifted to Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick where he remains in a serious condition.
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The father told Fairfax Media he wanted to pass on his gratitude to everyone who came to his family’s aid at Collingwood Beach in Vincentia, particularly Les Clayton who he said had a calming influence on those involved.

The family is keeping a bedside vigil at the hospital, and at this stage did not wish to make their son’s name public.

The boy remains in a serious condition.

“The people on the beach, the ambulance guys, the police and the hospital staff were absolutely fabulous,” he said.

“This has been an absolute nightmare filled with angels.”

The young boy was chasing a plastic bag that had contained the family’s sun cream when he collapsed.

“The wind grabbed the plastic. I said to my son to run and grab it.

“He took off like a rabbit after it. He’s a very athletic kid. He does martial arts a few days a week, plays cricket and soccer, he’s not overweight, he’s more of a skin and bones boy.

“There had been no indication of any heart problems.

“He collapsed on the beach and my wife discovered him.

“I noticed her distress so I ran to her and picked him up and carried him about 50 metres to the entrance to the beach. Then my wife and I started CPR – we’re both trained in first aid.”

He said a man on the beach, also trained in first aid, came to help while someone came down from up on the street relaying instructions from triple 0.

“Mr Clayton was the fourth person to arrive and help but he was the most calm person among us.

“Between the four of us we took turns and kind of muddled our way through until the ambos came and then we stopped.

“They told us to keep going, so we did while they set up their gear.”

He said he and his wife were both trained in first aid, but believed the stress of treating his unconscious son may have affected their ability to perform CPR.

“Some of my training kicked in. I was just a mess,” he said.

“The shock and panic is why we were so happy to have Les and another guy helping us.

“I am a trained first aider for my work but once my kid is back on his feet I’m going to re-accredit myself every year.

“My son’s condition is still serious but it is looking promising at the moment,” he said.

The family was on holiday in the Shoalhaven and hope to return one day to thank those who helped them.

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Mum Saves 7 Year Old Son

Posted by cocreator on December 17, 2013
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The mum of a young boy who was brought back to life after having a sudden cardiac arrest has supported his primary school’s drive to buy a defibrillator.

Tracy Tyson the Saviour with son Jack-Charlie the Survivor

Tracy Tyson the Saviour with son Jack-Charlie the Survivor

Seven-year-old Jack-Charlie Tyson was eating his breakfast at his home in Rush Close, Stanstead Abbotts, when his heart suddenly stopped.

Mum Tracy said: “It was really traumatic.

“In a matter of seconds he had gone stiff. I thought he had choked.”

The 40-year-old said she performed CPR on Jack-Charlie but it was only when paramedics arrived that his heart was restarted with a defibrillator.

He was flown by the East Anglian Air Ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he was on life-support for three days before waking up.

Jack-Charlie was then taken to Great Ormond Street Hospital, where he had an operation to fit an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which will restart his heart if it happens again.

“I wasn’t sure if he was going to survive,” said Tracy.

“It’s very rare for a child to come back. I’m blessed that he’s here with me now.

“It was such a sudden out-of-the-blue thing. It shows it can happen to any child.”

Now Tracy is supporting a drive by Jack-Charlie’s school, St Andrew’s C of E Primary School in Stanstead Abbotts, to bring the first defibrillator to the village.

The new machine would not be used by Jack-Charlie – who has since been diagnosed with the rare condition long QT syndrome – because of his ICD, but could save a child or adult’s life if they suffered a cardiac arrest.

Tracy said: “What happened to him could happen to any child.

“The defibrillator brought him back to life. Without that he wouldn’t be here now.”

The youngster is now back at school full time, starting back just before half-term.

Since Jack-Charlie’s cardiac arrest in August, free lessons in CPR have been given to parents at the school thanks to Sam Mackay, who runs KeepabeatUK First Aid Company.

Now the school is looking to raise the £1,100 needed to buy its own defibrillator through a series of fundraisers.

Headteacher Rosemary Woodall said: “What happened to Jack-Charlie has shaken the school community.

“It’s lovely to have him back in school.

“We always count ourselves as a school family.

“We have a very close relationship with the parents in our school.

“When something happens to one of the family, everybody gets together.”

Mrs Woodall said the school was hoping it would have raised enough money to buy the machine by Christmas.

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