I have taken CPR from you a couple of times. Always thought you were a great instructor, REALLY! I finally quit home daycare Nov 2015 after 20yrs. I'm really happy to be done. I got a job at ConAgra. It's a warehouse job. I actually like the warehouse job. Benefit I've lost lots of weight working hard. The pay is pretty decent also. About three weeks ago I was going on lunch break. Cafeteria style, big break room Lots of people. I was walking in and a guy I know, big William (big Mexican, fun guy) is yelling GET HELP, GET HELP FAST. Everyone rushes out towards the office. I rush into the break room. A guy was seizuring badly. One guy had him holding him on his side. I immediately assisted with him. EVERYONE ELSE stayed back, way back. It took at least 4 minutes before any of the supervisors, higher up's got there. . Everyone in the break room was afraid to help. Just myself and another guy, maybe 30 yrs old. We're helping this tall man on the floor. YOU were sooooo right, when there is a situation you don't have to think, you just rush into the scene and do everything that you can. Everything you taught me just replayed in my head fast forward. Amazing. Sadly lots of people just stood wayyyy back, Afraid to help at all.Actually the other guy helping had only been working there 2 yrs, and myself, which I'm working there as a temp employee. we were the only 2 making sure he didn't choke on his tongue etc... I'm sooo thankful I took YOUR CPR/First Aid course. You really gave me the courage to do the right thing. After all it's just helping another human being PERIOD. Later supervisors, head coordinators, finally, the trained CPR certifird staff got to the scene. Then the EMT arrived. I was told, he later that day checked out of the hospital. Bummer I never got to meet him after that. He was only employed there for 2 weeks. He had been let go after that. It was his 90 day probation period. I don't know exactly why.
I've never had to use any of my CPR First aid skills before this. I do have to admit after this happened of course it was hard to keep working that day. It kept replaying in my head over and over. It was very scary. But at that time you gave me the real life skills of how to deal with situations, confidence without second guessing anything.
I really wanted to send you a big THANK YOU!
Thanks for making a difference in my life!