Sometimes, it’s the most unexpected person that can save the day.
18-year-old Corey Brennan works at a movie theater in Tomball Parlway, Texas. On a Saturday earlier this month, things were a moving at too sluggish a pace for his taste.
“It was slower than usual,” Brennan told Click2Houston.
Things can’t be too thrilling when one has to stand inside a box office all day. It wasn’t looking like things were going to pick up anytime soon.
Then, someone yelled.
“I heard one of the employees start screaming that we need to call 911,” the boy said.
A customer had collapsed, and stopped breathing while in the restaurant section of the theater.
The man was with his family, who became worried as they didn’t know what to do. And neither did anyone around them.
The guy was lifeless on the ground, and no one had any idea how to approach this.
Until Brennan came in.
Brennan happens to be a junior firefighter with the local fire department.
Given he already has experience with this kind of scenario, he didn’t hesitate to help the fallen man.
Brennan gave the man CPR, as someone else called 911.
The teenager kept on with the compressions, and eventually, the man started breathing!
And it wasn’t long after when EMTs arrived and took him away.
Brennan hopes that the man will go in to meet him, as he told him to visit, presumably whenever he gets the chance.
“You never know when CPR might be administered,” he said.
Being as the boy is looking into pursuing a career in emergency services after high school, it looks like he already has a head start towards that goal.
This is another story that proves how crucial knowing CPR is.
According to CPRCertificationHQ, CPR maintains the flow of blood to the brain and heart, and can also increase the effect of a shock from a defibrillator.
Many more lives could be saved if more people knew CPR, as many situations call for it. It’s still unknown what caused the man to collapse at the restaurant, but in any event, the CPR administered by Brennan helped save his life.
Go here to learn more about CPR.