Cody Fitzpatrick, Idaho
Cody Fitzpatrick is one of our newest volunteers at the American Heart Association in Idaho. When Cody was just 5 years old, he was found at the bottom of the community pool he was visiting with family. A bystander, Jennifer, or Cody’s “angel” as the Fitzpatrick family like to call her, jumped into action and performed CPR on Cody for an astonishing 15 minutes before EMS personnel arrived. Because of Jennifer’s quick response, Cody is an active, vibrant 10 year old who just graduated from the 5th grade.
Cody, along with his mother Jami, worked with the American Heart Association to pass the recent CPR requirement for high school graduation. Cody attended our Idaho Lobby Day, spoke to legislators about the importance of CPR, and even taught a few of them this life-saving skill. Cody might be young but he is a powerful advocate for CPR. Thanks so much to the Fitzpatrick family for helping to train the next generation of lifesavers!