Kenzlee Mae Cushman, the 9-month-old girl you see in the picture, was saved by Officer James Herman of the Montgomery County Police Department recently. When Kenzlee’s grandparents were driving with her down the highway, they noticed their granddaughter having a seizure, which then lead to her not breathing. Kenzlee’s grandparents pulled over on the side of the road where Officer Herman was nearby writing a motorist ticket.
Officer Herman was there to help the young child and her grandparents and noticed the long scar down her chest, indicating she had heart surgery. He successfully performed CPR until he saw movement in her eyes and she started to breathe again. This roadside emergency lead to “Law Enforcer to Life Saver”.
To find the complete story from WUSA-9, click here.
Also, it has been released that 9-month old, Kenzlee Mae Cushman, is doing well. To read more about that, click here.
CPR Fast Facts
- About 92,000 people are saved by CPR in the US each year. (AHA)
- Immediate CPR can double the chance of survival.
- CPR will not restart the heart. If the individual is suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), an AED is necessary.
- Four out of five cardiac arrests happen in the home. This means, the life you could potentially save, is most likely to be a loved one in your own home.
- An estimated 70 percent of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency event due to not knowing CPR, or time lapse since they have been taught.
- Hands-Only CPR (just chest compressions, no rescue breaths), has been proven to be as successful as traditional CPR.
The CPR standards are updated by the American Heart Association (AHA) every 5 years, which will fall on this year, 2015. Keep an eye out, because AED.com will be releasing educational information regarding this change soon!