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A literal life-saving lesson at a high school right here in the Ozarks. Her teenaged daughter had just learned CPR at school when there was a crisis at home. "We went to the gym there was a bunch of manikins set up and did our compressions 30-5," Victoria Lightfoot, Junior at Hurley R-1 School, said.

Little did 16-year-old Victoria Lightfoot know just how important it was to pay attention in her health class. "I never thought I would use it especially on my parents or anything," she said. But late one night this summer, Victoria and her mom were at home when her mom had an asthma attack and stopped breathing. "It was scary," Lightfoot said.

Victoria called 911 but immediately started doing what she had been taught a few months earlier in class at school. "I wasn't thinking or anything I just had to save her," Lightfoot said.

Health teacher Vicki Spivy says she started CPR training 5 years ago, in her class, mainly to help students get summer jobs like life-guarding. Read more about Victoria here.

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