When 10-year-old Lee Soo-bin where returning home from a CPR training session in Seoul, she never imagined she would be using what she just had learned to save a man’s life that day.
Lee Soo-bin and her mother saw an unconscious man in his 50s lying on the ground near their apartment complex. He had suffered a heart attack. The brave girl immediately jumped into action and saved the man’s life by giving him cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which she had learned only three hours prior to the incident.
When the emergency crew arrived arrived at the scene, “the man sat up on the road breathing,” a fire station official said.
Lee explained to the emergency staff that she “pressed the man’s chest 30 times per minute until she heard him breathing again.”
“I was scared but just wanted to help him out,” she said. “Now I know CPR can really help people. I want to take my friends to the training.”
The man was taken to a nearby hospital, but was able to return home the day after, reported the Korean Times.
On Monday, Gangseo Fire Station in southwestern Seoul awarded Lee Soo-bin for her bravery.
We’re glad she was able to use what she had just learned to save this man’s life. Studies have shown that Hands Only CPR can dramatically improve chances of survival.
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h/t: Korean Times.