Last summer on June 12, 2019, Ronald Hines and Dustyjo Anders, both trained in American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR helped to save the life of a gentleman who was choking at the Island Park in Grand Ledge, MI. These heroic actions exemplify the highest degree of concern for another who is in distress and recently both Hines and Anders were given one of our organization’s highest awards, the American Red Cross Lifesaving Award. The recognition is only granted to someone who saves or sustains a life by using skills and knowledge learned in an American Red Cross Training Services course.
Roland was alerted a gentleman was in distress. He immediately approached the gentleman and started administering back blows to dislodge the obstruction. Unable to dislodge the obstructed item, he started abdominal thrusts until the object became dislodged. During this time Dustyio alerted emergency medical responders to the situation and requested assistance. Once the object became dislodged, Ronald and Dustyjo monitored the gentleman until EMS arrived on scene. Without a doubt, the skills learned in the Red Cross Training Services course helped to save the life of this gentleman in distress.