Julie Nixon had just tied the knot with her new husband, Andrew Nixon, and was heading to the hotel room after a long and eventful day. The 24-year-old nurse instantly dropped her bouquet and came running when someone screamed just before she could enter the hotel.
Does anybody know CPR? Is anybody a doctor?!”
Julie wasn’t a doctor, but she knew what to do. They had found the woman lying on a concrete bench with no pulse, but Julie began administering CPR, and eventually the woman regained consciousness. She was confused and groggy, mumbling and trying to stand up. Julie held her hand and kept her calm while they waited for an ambulance to arrive.
The woman was taken to the hospital and is feeling better, and Julie went right back to celebrating.
When asked about what he thought of his new wife saving a life, he wasn’t in awe. “It was a heroic act, but I’ve known her for long enough. I’m not surprised at all.”
Julie wasn’t afraid to use her skills and knowledge to help someone in need, and just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Who knows if that woman would have survived the wait for the ambulance if Julie hadn’t been right there to save her life!
This is why it is important for everyone to learn CPR. You never know when someone else will need help – or if you will need it yourself.
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