These are a few of the stories shared with us by people who have been first-hand witnesses to the importance of CPR. Don’t be a helpless bystander, enroll in one of our free CPR classes right now.

This is a story of how Hayden and Jessica saved a life with CPR training through Harper’s Embrace, this program gave them the knowledge and confidence to save Joe Bledberg. We encourage everyone to
sign up for free CPR training to be prepared to save a life.

 

A student learned CPR in health class and was able to recall it years later as a high school senior to save his dad.
We believe every individual, regardless of age, location or economic status, should have the opportunity to learn the lifesaving techniques of CPR at no cost. The tools provided in a CPR class can have far reaching implications and result in lives being saved.

 

 

Family pool party turns into lifesaving emergency for a child.
We believe every individual, regardless of age, location or economic status, should have the opportunity to learn the lifesaving techniques of CPR at no cost. The tools provided in a CPR class can have far reaching implications and result in lives being saved.

 

Jessica C.
This last summer my family and I were at our neighborhood pool enjoying the warm evening. The hot Texas day had drawn a large number of my neighbors to the pool as well. With all the activity no one had noticed a six-year-old boy named Chad had  become unconscious in the pool. The sounds of the kids splashing, and the families talking and laughing was brought to an abrupt halt when Kylee, his older sister let out a scream because she noticed him floating, face down in the pool. Chad was pulled from the pool immediately and 911 was called but no one at the pool knew CPR so we all stood helplessly, waiting for the ambulance to show up. When the first responders arrived several long minutes had passed. I can’t help but wonder if there will be long term consequences because of the time Chad was deprived of oxygen.

I can’t help but wonder how differently things may have turned out for that little boy if someone at the pool that afternoon had known how to administer CPR. I wish I had known about the classes offered through Harper’s Embrace.

Jessica C.

Jessica Garza with Plan B Inc. shared the following: Encouraging my friends, family, staff and their spouses to learn CPR has never been more important to me. On the day my father, Danny (age 56), was released from the hospital after surgery he arrived at his house only to step out of the car and collapse, suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Though his neighbors knew to call 911 none knew CPR. EMTs revived him upon arrival and his organs survived the event and the cooling treatment protocol. He was placed on a ventilator and we anxiously awaited the results of critical neurological tests. The results were devastating. Despite the strength and function of his other organs the critical time lost between the time he arrested and the time CPR was initiated resulted in severe brain damage that made sustaining his airway impossible. My father passed away less than a week later. Though there’s no telling what might have been had he received CPR immediately, I can’t help but think that my father passed away needlessly; he might have survived had someone in the crowd known CPR. And that possibility…that chance of survival…wasted, is a real tragedy.
Jessica Garza

I became a H.E.L.P. instructor to honor the memory of Harper Ellen Peeples and out of respect for her family. Tina Peeples and I were good friends and for me it was a fitting way to pay tribute to the life and legacy of her beautiful Harper Ellen. I had no idea that the training I would receive would reward me with the power to save the life of someone so dear to me.

About 6 months after becoming a Harper’s instructor, I was able to save one of my best friends from chocking. I ran to her, put my arms around her and gave her a thrust. It took four thrusts to expel the object and then she was breathing again. I couldn’t believe that with all the people around her, I was the one who had the confidence and courage to step in and help. That is what the H.E.L.P. training has given me and it is what I emphasize most in the Harper’s classes that I teach.
Harper Ellen clearly had a higher purpose that took her to heaven much earlier than we would have wanted. I am amazed at how the legacy of one little girl can affect so many others and I am grateful to be a part of the H.E.L.P. team.

Janette Surrett