A Moment of Darkness is the opportunity for light

On Oct. 12, Patrolling Officer Chase Miller responded to a 911 call requesting help at a Kentucky Fried Chicken for a little boy who was not breathing and unresponsive. The call was made by John Geis(father) along with Hoover (mother) of Granbury for their 3-year-old son, Brayden, who suffered a febrile seizure due to a cold.

An incidence after Miller reached to the spot was captured by a Dash-cam from Miller’s vehicle which narrates that how Officer Miller began CPR and after two minutes, Miller had revived the child. Brayden was later treated by the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department and then taken to Lake Granbury Medical Center.

At a City Council meeting Tuesday night, Miller was awarded the Life Saving Award for saving Brayden’s life.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that helps maintain some blood flow to the brain and heart, and can help “buy time” until paramedics arrive with more advanced care.If those present at the scene are able to provide CPR to the victim promptly, the latter’s chances of survival are significantly increased as time is the essence when treating a cardiac arrest victim.

Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in US. 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. Unfortunately, only about 46% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives like Brayden.

Ref Link:

1)      https://www.rt.com/usa/363685-police-officer-saves-3yo/

2)      http://www.familyeducation.com/life/cpr/help-save-life-learn-cpr

3)      http://www.myheart.org.sg/article/heart-safe-singapore/why-do-i-need-to-learn-cpr/the-importance-of-cpr/254

4)      http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-police-officer-honored-cpr-save-year-boy/story?id=42917245

5)      http://cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRAndECC/AboutCPRFirstAid/CPRFactsAndStats/UCM_475748_CPR-Facts-and-Stats.jsp


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