Jenny Pleasant from Cheshire

Jenny and Kirk Pleasant, 2010sNorth West‘On 4 May 2011, I used my first aid skills to help save the life of Tom Twist when he had a cardiac arrest. My husband Kirk and I were on SJA duty at Chester races when we were informed that Tom had collapsed and his breathing was shallow.

We arrived at the scene with oxygen and an AED and took over the necessary CPR. The AED was set up and we administered oxygen. We continued the CPR while Emily, another volunteer, helped the paramedics lift Tom onto the stretcher into the ambulance.

Tom made a good recovery and later said 'I wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for the first aid I received. I would like to thank the St John Ambulance volunteers, the paramedics and everyone else who helped save my life.’

 

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