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You Go to the One You Trust
On June 24, 2014, we had to do a refresher course on First Aid and CPR. Finding this out I was a bit whiny about it. I thought, this is such a waste of time I have plenty work that needs to be done this class is just going to put me behind even more on my everyday duties in the office. Little did I know that this refresher course was one of the most important things I was going to do in a long time.
On July 4, like most people, we had a get together with our friends and family. As we all sat around eating all the amazing foods and socializing, my husband got up and walked away from the table. I truly didn't think anything of it.
Upon his return he was ready to collapse holding his throat. Without hesitation I stood up and gave him the Heimlich. The first try didn't work, so I did it again and with a bit more thrust. At that time the steak he had been choking on expelled out of his throat and he started breathing and coughing. I had total mixed emotions happy, sad, a bit shaky but mostly grateful.
Later that evening, I asked him why he would come to me instead of the men sitting around the table who are much stronger. He said, "You go to the one you trust in a situation like this." With that being said, I wanted to say thank you to Porter and my company for having mandatory training – not just for people in the field but for those in the office also. You never think you will have to use it, but never can turn into a few weeks later when the moment arrives and a life-or-death situation is at your fingertips, whether it be a complete stranger or one of the most important people in your life.
CPR and first aid is very important.
It helped me save my husband's life and I count my blessings every day!
– Annie Baker