This is truly an amazing story and makes me happy to say that I am an American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instructor! Anyone who is considering or has ever considered taking CPR or First Aid needs to read this news feed.
Longtime Dallas police officer Matt Gnagi was working his first State Fair of Texas early Sunday morning when he heard a mother’s cries coming from a nearby parking lot.
Rushing to the scene, Gnagi found the mother holding her two-year-old child, who was not breathing and had turned blue from lack of oxygen.
“He needed help breathing, so I breathed for him and he came back around,” said Gnagi, who administered CPR to the boy until paramedics arrived.
After several breaths, Gnagi heard the boy whimper, which he described as “one of the greatest noises I’ve ever heard in my life.”
Tracy A. Jones is an American Heart Association, ASHI, and American Red Cross Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.