Real Life Saving CPR Stories – Classmates Resuscitate Fallen Friend

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IT WAS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PE CLASS at The Buckingham School in Buckingham, Bucks UK when during the usual rugby match Will Edgar-Gibson collapsed on the field. Without hesitation, Will’s friends Matt Grenham (@potatocalypse) and Chris Collins rushed to their fallen comrades aid…

“Unfortunately I don’t remember a lot because I lost memory, but I can remember going onto the pitch to play rugby” says Will.

Chris was the first to spring into action. “Will stopped breathing, at which point I began perfoming CPR”…

Having considerably more experience in First Aid and CPR than Matt stepped in and brought Will out of cardiac arrest. “I was a St. Johns Ambulance Badger for I God knows how many years, and after that I was an Air Cadet and their refreshes courses reminded me on how to do the first aid basically, which was vital. You don’t think, you act

After Will was stabilized at the hospital, it was learned he had a rare heart rare condition called “Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome”.

Assistant head teacher Matt Wardle said “They were very calm and mature about it and the fact we have two students confident enough to be in that situation, speaks volumes about their character.”

The original story appeared on back in January, but the boys were recently asked to share their story with the BBC, which aired yesterday.

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About Mackenzie Thompson, Life Saver, NHCPS

Mackenzie is a seasoned life saver and a multifaceted professional in the medical field. With an impressive 8-year track record in medical education, Mackenzie boasts a comprehensive set of certifications, including ACLS, PALS, BLS, and CPR, which reflect her unwavering commitment and expertise. Her significant contributions to teaching and the development of medical content underscore her profound knowledge and dedication to advancing healthcare.

Beyond her medical prowess, Mackenzie seamlessly integrates her passion for education with her proficiency in media and marketing. Her academic journey at Indiana University culminated in a degree in Media and Marketing, further solidifying her expertise in these domains.

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