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When in Doubt…DO SOMETHING



This story has been in national headlines due to the heroism and quick actions of strangers helping an infant in crisis. While in traffic on a Florida freeway, Pamela Rauseo’s 5-month old nephew stopped breathing. She immediately pulled over and, finding him unresponsive, signaled to the surrounding drivers for help. She also alerted 911. Lucile Godoy, a few lanes over, noticed Rauseo’s cries for aid and exited her car to help. Godoy and Rausei began CPR while other motorists, including two fireman, (and a photojournalist, why not) rushed to assist Godoy and facilitated Emergency Medical Services en route to the site. Thanks to their combined actions, the child was transferred to a local hospital in stable but critical condition.

(photo credit: Al Diaz/Miami Herald/AP)

Moral of the story: doing something is always better than doing nothing. Visit The American Heart Association to learn about CPR classes.

More on the story at CNN and The NY Daily News

Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.