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CPR in Schools Goes International

by Grace H. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Since Governor Jay Inslee signed the CPR in Schools legislation into law on May 8, we have been looking forward to the day when every Washington high school graduate is trained in CPR and prepared to save a life. As you know we continue to pursue similar legislation across all 50 states. Our AHA colleague and fellow You’re the Cure advocate, Cori Fowler, took the cause even farther – to Uganda!

Western States Affiliate Executive Vice President Roman Bowser shared the details of Cori’s medical mission in his July 12 blog post. (www.romansblog.org)

Seattle Business Development Director Cori Fowler who is currently on a two-week medical mission in Uganda. Her father is a physician and last week they spent three days doing medical exams and physicals on all 180 kids at the Rock of Ages School. She shares that the kids were so thankful and appreciative. Her family also hosted a health fair at the school with more than 75 parents attending and receiving basic necessities like toothbrushes, soap, wound care kits and clean water for their families. Cori used this opportunity to teach CPR to the entire group with the CPR Anytime® kit that she brought from home! She was also able to train all of the teachers and left three CPR Anytime kits for them to teach the kids at a later date. The next day she knew her training had been a success when she heard several kids singing “Staying Alive” and pushing on their chests. Cori, your adventure sounds incredible and I am so proud of the way you have taken our mission abroad!

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