Mark Michalski (mam@AH.DS.ADP.COM)
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 10:36:30 -0400
Found this in the Akron-Beacon Journal today at
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Be prepared.
David Herrington Jr. lived up to the Boy Scout maxim when he found himself =
using his scouting skills to save the life of his own grandmother.
David, 15, was at his home in Pittsburgh Sunday when he saw his grandmother=
Illene Herrington bend over in pain and unable to speak. He phoned his gra=
ndfather, who called 911.
An emergency dispatcher phoned David's house and asked if anyone there knew=
``I said I did,'' David recalled Thursday.
David, a member of Boy Scout Troop 614, had taken a CPR course in January b=
ut had never performed it on a real person, much less a loved one.
``I was scared,'' David said.
But he applied his lessons and kept his grandmother alive until a medical c=
rew arrived and took her to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Sh=
e was diagnosed with a heart attack and was listed in serious condition Thu=
David's grandfather, Fred Herrington, commended him for doing ``a good job.=
Yours in the spirit of Scouting,
Mark in Auburn Hills, Michigan
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