WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Yesterday, the American Red Cross Palm Beach & Martin Counties Chapter recognized Caleb and Madison Taylor for using life-saving skills to save their father’s life.
After an early morning workout on July 27, 2018, Andrew Taylor felt severe chest pains right before he collapsed at home. His wife, Heather, found him unconscious and called 911.
Taylor’s children, Caleb and Madison, and helped save their father’s life by administering CPR until paramedics arrived and transported Taylor to a nearby hospital.
For their heroic and lifesaving action, Caleb and Madison received the American Red Cross Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action in a ceremony at the Red Cross Chapter office in West Palm Beach, Fla.
“The Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action is given to individuals, like Caleb and Madison Taylor, who step up in an emergency and help save or sustain a life,” said Jennifer Durrant, executive director for the Palm Beach & Martin Counties Chapter. “Caleb and Madison exemplify the mission of the Red Cross to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies and are to be commended for their willingness to help others in distress.”
Red Cross Staff and Volunteers gathered at the Chapter office to recognize Caleb and Madison for their quick and exceptional action.
Caleb is 14 years old and his sister, Madison is 17 years old.
Red Cross training gives people the knowledge and skills to act in an emergency and save a life. A variety of online, blended (online and in-person skills session) and classroom courses are available at redcross.org/takeaclass.
People can go to LifesavingAwards.org to nominate and recognize an individual or group of individuals who have used the skills and knowledge learned in an American Red Cross Training Services course to help save or sustain a life.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Facebook and Twitter at @SFLRedCross.
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