15-year-old student Devon Octave was without heartbeat for 7 minutes, after wrestling practice.
The principal at his Hialeah, FL school, Rene Rovirosa, had taken a CPR class 6 days prior to his collapse, and performed CPR until EMT arrived with a defibrillator.
Awesome story, and it’s far too common for young, healthy, athletic children to have cardiac arrest, in this case doctors believe from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Does your school staff know CPR?
Does your school have an AED on premises?