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Two boys, ages 10 and 9, have helped save the life of a 12-week-old baby by learning CPR from posters in their school’s cafeteria.
The Huffington Post has reported that Ethan Wilson, 10, and Rocky Hurt, 9, were playing football when Susanna Rohm frantically ran outside screaming that her baby, Isaiah, had stopped breathing.
Rohm was only asking for the boys to have their parents call 911 as she had just dropped her cell phone in a panic and broke it. Rohm did not have a landline.
Instead, the two boys had decided to take matters into their own hands as they recalled CPR techniques from a poster in their health class at Sedalia Park Elementary School.
“I told her to push on the baby’s chest five to 10 times with only two fingers, tilt back the baby’s head, plug the baby’s nose and breathe into the baby’s mouth,” Ethan said.
The baby came to, started to cry and breathe again.
Baby Isaiah spent two nights in the hospital and was diagnosed with sleep apnea, reported Yahoo News.
"If the little boy hadn't shown me how to do the compressions right here ... and said that in that moment, my baby would not be alive right now. And I am incredibly grateful," Rohm said.