I was healthy, active and only 35 years old when I experienced a sudden cardiac arrest. With no history of heart disease, I thought I was just having a panic attack, but luckily my husband insisted on calling 911 because on our way to the hospital, my heart stopped.
Paramedics performed CPR on me for over 45 minutes, keeping my heart and my brain alive when my body shut down.
Teaching students how to perform the essential skill of hands-only CPR can help increase survival rates from cardiac arrests that occur outside the hospital, where survival rate is less than 10 percent.
CPR saved my life, and can save so many more. Help make Pennsylvania the 38th state to adopt lifesaving legislation and support Senate Bill 521 and House Bill 921.