Jamie Humphreys from Devon
‘In May 2010, my first aid skills were put to the test when
my grandmother went into cardiac arrest. We were moving
house and I was left to pack. I received a phone call from my mum
saying that my grandmother was unwell.
When I got there, she was semi-responsive and I assessed her
condition. She started to complain of serious chest pain and
My mum called 999 again to update them while I performed a
primary survey and confirmed she had stopped breathing.
With the assistance of a family friend, we performed
several cycles of
ambulance arrived and I continued to assist all the way to putting
her in the air ambulance. At the hospital, the A&E staff said
that if I had not done what I did, she probably would not
have made it.’