Archive - Jan 30, 2013

Archive - Jan 30, 2013


Virginia House Committee Approves School CPR Bill

RICHMOND--Gwyneth Griffin collapsed on her middle school track after a congenital heart defect caused her to go into cardiac arrest, her mother, Jennifer Griffin, told the House Education Committee this morning.

Through tears, Griffin described how her 13-year-old daughter may have survived had she received CPR sooner. But by the time her father, who just happened to be at her Stafford school that day, got there, her brain had been without enough oxygen too long.

Ever since the incident last summer, the Griffins have been pushing for passage of “Gwyneth’s Law” requiring CPR training for bus drivers, teachers and students and placement of an automated external defibrillator in every school.

A Save on the Slopes

ATTITASH, NH – On Sunday, December 30, 2012, Brad Boehringer decided to go skiing at the Attitash Mountain Resort to celebrate the end of a great year. Boehringer is an avid skier and enjoys hitting the slopes when he has time off from his job as a flight nurse. He is also a member of the local rescue squad and as such is always sure to call his friends on the ambulance when he goes out on the slopes in case any extra help is ever needed. Little did he know that his phone would be ringing just seconds later.

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