American Heart Association

12-year-old learns CPR during 911 call to save mom


Lying on the floor unconscious, choking from food blocking her airway, Kimberly Glen’s life depended on her 12-year-old daughter Kinsey and the woman giving instructions over the phone.

The story has a happy ending, but it underscores the importance of CPR and the need to learn […]

Boston students, school employees honored for saving teacher

Joan Eacmen was in the middle of a routine day teaching math at Boston’s O’Bryant School of Math & Science, when suddenly she went into cardiac arrest and crumpled to the ground.

The ninth-graders were stunned silent. But not for very long.

Within seconds they alerted assistant principal Bettie Nolan and […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Minnesota man learns importance of CPR training twice

Six months after strangers revived his stopped heart and surgeons unclogged several arteries in heart, Dan Wessel headed toward Christmas feeling great – so great that his wife asked him to dress up as Santa Claus for a program at the school where she teaches.

Dan loved it. Yet on […]