There are many vital skills we don’t usually know we need until we actually need them. For two supermarket employees, CPR proved to be highly beneficial and now one life has been saved because of one woman’s heroic act. Here’s how it happened:
A Day At Giant Food Store:
According to Fox 5 DC, Cassandra Maynor and her co-worker Karen Stewart were working their shift at a Giant Food Store location in Washington, D.C. It was a typical day on the job but things took an unexpected turn for the worse when Maynor found Stewart collapsed on the floor. Instead of panicking, Maynor decided to take matters into her own hands. “It was just instinct that kicked in,” said Cassandra Maynor.
Saving A Life:
Maynor performed CPR on Stewart and first responders took over when they arrived. A defibrillator was used to revive Stewart’s heart and she was transported to a local hospital. Although the defibrillator was a vital component used to restart Stewart’s heart, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a cardiologist at George Washington University Hospital, explained just how important Maynor’s actions were.
In fact, he revealed Maynor played a significant role when it came to saving Stewart’s life. “Miss Stewart is alive because she had a co-worker who knew how to do CPR and was willing to do it and wouldn’t give up,” he said.
An Act of Courage Appreciated:
Despite her abrupt decision to take initiative and perform CPR, Maynor admits the experience was quite disturbing because she wasn’t sure how long it had been since Stewart collapsed. “Scary just to see her, not knowing exactly how long she had been lying there before I got back here,” Maynor said.
But, regardless of how grim things appeared to be, Stewart has revealed she’s forever grateful for Maynor. “Sandy, I love you,” Stewart said. “Because if it wasn’t for her, I would not be here.”