13 year-old Shardae Simmonds is making headlines after using CPR to save her father’s life.
Shardae took a CPR class three years ago; and it came in handy when her father had a heart attack and was found not breathing in his bedroom.
So she called 911, and then immediately sprung into action.
It was a situation where seconds counted, and if I had not received help immediately from my daughter and my wife, I wouldn’t be here,” he said.
Shardae was able to keep her father alive until Puckett EMS and Cobb County firefighters arrived.
“The things that she learned, she had an advantage in this case,” said Cobb Co. Fire spokesperson Mike Parrish. “We are grateful for her.”
Through it all, Shardae stayed calm, but her mind was racing.
“I was thinking everything’s going to be fine, but my mind was thinking what it would be like without my father,” she said. “I’m just happy that he is here with me.”
Shardae is rightfully being hailed as a hero; she’s been honored by her classmates and the mayor for her valiant effort to save her father.
So proud of this young lady!
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