American Red Cross
I was returning home one evening about two years ago after dropping a friend off at his apartment. As I pulled up to a stop sign, I heard a woman yelling for help. I jumped out of my car and ran to where she and her husband stood over their young son. He was unconscious and not breathing. My mind was in a fog. But I knew I had to try something, even if it were not exactly right. I first tried mouth to mouth resuscitation. Nothing happened. Then I turned his head to the side. Reaching my fingers between his clenched teeth, I pulled out a wad of thick white goo. It must have been formula or milk that had been blocking his lungs. He immediately began to cry and that sound was one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard. I don’t know if I saved this child’s life that evening. But I do know that without my training, I might not have been prepared.
Tell Us Your Story
How has a SECC-participating agency made a difference in your life or the lives of those around you?
We would like to share the stories of Texas Tech employees and the impact that agencies within the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) have had to make a difference.