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Teen Performs Life-Saving CPR On Grandfather

Baltimore high school student Chelsea Elliott came home from school two weeks ago to find her grandfather, Frank, struggling to breathe. “It just felt like someone was sitting on me. I just couldn’t get nothing out,” he recalls. Chelsea’s adrenaline kicked in and she knew exactly what to do.

“At first I thought I was going to flip out and start crying, but I don’t know – it’s like something kicked in, and I was very proactive. I just flipped him over and started doing chest compressions,” she said. Chelsea continued to perform CPR while medical personnel were called. She kept going until they arrived and were able to take her grandfather to the hospital. Thankfully, Frank was able to go home after a week-long stay.

How did Chelsea know exactly what to do for her grandfather? An elective course at her high school. Her teachers are all incredibly proud of her and her ability to apply her learning in an especially difficult and scary situation. Chelsea and her grandfather hope that one day CPR will become a mandatory part of the curriculum at all Baltimore high school – it’s an incredibly useful skill that could save someone’s life one day.

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My husband and I hired Precious Hearts to come teach us CPR in our home and we had a WONDERFUL experience! Grace is a fantastic teacher and we learned so much. She had all the proper equipment for us to get lots of practice, she gave lots of real-world examples, and overall she made the process really fun and positive. Our nanny came for the 2nd half of the class and she reviewed the CPR and choking rescue procedures with her as well. I sleep better at night knowing that we received great training and I would HIGHLY recommend Precious Hearts for anyone considering CPR training. Thank you Precious Hearts Team!

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