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Continued: For life-saving student, CPR as simple as ABC

  • Article by: PAUL LEVY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 17, 2013 - 7:16 PM

Then the ambulance arrived, and the man was taken to a hospital. The police interviewed Liz’s parents, and soon the family was back on the road, heading to Winona, where Stephanie now attends college.

Making a difference

Liz is a varsity tennis player who also is on the archery and track teams and plays soccer. She’s interested in a career in psychology, or maybe architecture, and says she earns mostly A’s. She knows that regardless of where she winds up, her world might never be the same.

She says she hasn’t heard from the motorcyclist and says that’s fine. She felt no need to shout out to the world what she had done. But she did want to share her experience with Davis, her health teacher.

She made Davis a card, thanking him for teaching her CPR, and then personally delivered it to this home.

“I look at this really nice handmade card and go, wow,” Davis said. “It’s not just her gesture; it’s what she did.

“How many people would see an accident, call 911 and just keep driving? But what Liz did may have been the difference between life and death.”

 

Paul Levy • 612-673-4419

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