Pennsylvania middle schooler saves dad with CPR

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HAZELTON, Pa. — Mirian Lozano woke up to her husband Francisco gasping for air. She froze in fear as she called 911, WNEP reported.

It was their 14-year-old son Daniel who calmed his mother and came to his father’s aid.

“He was very calm and tells me, ‘Mom, calm down, he’s not breathing. Let’s do CPR,'” Mirian told WNEP.

Daniel did chest compressions on his father until the ambulance arrived.

Neither parent had any idea he even knew CPR. Daniel, who is in eighth grade, said he was never trained in CPR but did what he saw on TV.

Paul Mendofik with the American Red Cross said he did the right thing.

“Compressions are critical because we want to get oxygenated blood into the organs, including the brain, to sustain life as long as possible until the next level of necessary care arrives,” he said.

Mirian said she wants to get certified so she can be ready in case anything happens again.

Doctors said Francisco went into cardiac arrest, even though he was only 45 and had no preexisting medical conditions.

The doctors said with Daniel’s quick thinking, Francisco wouldn’t have been able to make a full recovery.

“Very glad that Daniel was God-sent and at the right moment when we needed him the most,” Mirian said.

“I’m very lucky,” Francisco said. “God bless you, my son. I’m very happy.”

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