Oct 24

A Cop Did CPR and Saved a Three-Year-Old



A couple named John Geis and Bethany Hoover called 911 this month, because their three-year-old son Brayden had a seizure, and stopped breathing at a KFC in Granbury, Texas.  (About 60 miles southwest of Dallas.)


A cop named Chase Miller happened to hear the call come through on his radio, and realized he was just around the corner.  So he drove straight there and showed up in less than a minute.  (We don’t know his age, but he looks like he’s in his early 30’s.)

Then he immediately put Brayden on the ground and started CPR.  And his dashcam got it all on video.  You can see that Bethany’s so upset at that point, she can’t even watch . . . she turns around and walks away.

Then Chase had to grab an oxygen mask from his car, so John took over for a few seconds.  But they got the mask on him . . . continued doing CPR . . . and by the time paramedics got there, Brayden was breathing again.

They got him to a hospital, and it looks like he’ll be fine.  There’s no word on what caused the seizure or if he’d had them before.

Meanwhile, Chase got an award for it all last Tuesday.  Bethany, John, and Brayden went to the ceremony, and there’s a photo of them all posing together.



(Dallas News / Washington Post)

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Sep 26

A Preschool Teacher Gave Her Student a Kidney




A four-year-old girl in Madison, Wisconsin named Lyla Carreyn was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder about a year ago, and her kidneys started failing.So she’s been on dialysis, and went on the transplant list.  No one in her family was a match, but she needed a new kidney or she’d die.  So things weren’t looking good. Then about two weeks ago, her mom got called into Lyla’s preschool . . . they claimed it was to meet a new teacher.  But when she got there, two of Lyla’s teachers sat her down and gave her a box with a note inside. It turned out one of THEM was a match, and the note said she wanted to donate one of HER kidneys.  Her name is Beth Battista.  (We’re not sure how old she is, but she looks like she’s in her 30s.)

They also recorded the whole thing with a hidden camera and posted it online.  Obviously Lyla’s mom was pretty emotional. Apparently they have a few more things to take care of before the transplant can happen.  But they’re hoping to do it early next year.