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Ottawa student saves father’s life with CPR- Scott and Allan
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Vancouver teacher saves stranger with CPR - John
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Sudbury teacher saves daughter from choking-Claire
Quebec student prevents Shakespearean play from becoming real-life tragedy- Brian and Chris
Boy saves sister's life with Heimlich Manoeuvre - Daniel and Julie
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Special needs youth saves his mother from choking in Toronto
When his mother choked, Matthew knew what to do
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Hamilton teacher saves best friend during soccer match
Bruno reacts quickly when his best friend Joe collapses on a soccer field
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Teacher saves his toddler’s life
When his two-year-old son choked, Jean-Gilles knew how to act.
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Oshawa student saves her father’s life
When her dad collapsed, Katie reverted to her high school CPR training to save his life.
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Student learns lifesaving skills and saves his friend the same day
The day he completed his high school CPR course, Raphaël saved his friend
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Student steps in to help a stranger
When Michael found a woman unconscious at the train station, he knew how to help
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Haida Gwaii Teacher saves student from choking
When a BC student choked, Emmy knew what to do
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Grade 12 helps younger student during seizure
When the Grade 9 student she was paired up with during her leadership gym class collapsed, Nicole knew what to do
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Ontario student saves father’s life with CPR
When Tim, a 50-year-old father of three collapsed, Shane knew what to do
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Seventeen-year-old helps a stranger in an emergency
When Mariah saw a man collapse, she knew how to react
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Teen saves twin brother with CPR
Kyle reverts back to his high school CPR class to save his twin’s life
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Toronto Teacher uses CPR and AED skills on three people
When three people collapsed on three different occasions, Peter knew what to do
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Sudbury Student’s Life Saved with CPR
School community comes together to do what it takes to save a student’s life
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Student saves a teen at festival
When a young man collapsed at the St-Tite Festival, William knew how to react.
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Montreal students save teammate’s life with CPR & an AED
Jimmy and Malik reACT quickly when their teammate suffers a cardiac arrest
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Student saves the life of a restaurant employee with CPR
Jean-Philippe’s quick reaction saves an employee's life
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Teachers help colleague during an allergic reaction
When Audrey suffered a sudden allergic reaction, Stéphane knew how to help
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School Dance Interrupted
When her friend lost consciousness, Meghan reverted to her high school CPR training to help her
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Teacher saves young girl’s life with CPR and school AED
Young girl saved thanks to the quick reaction of teachers
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Seventeen year old student saves his friend from choking
When Miguel started choking in the school cafeteria, Frédéric knew how to reACT
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Quebec Teacher’s quick reaction saves a man’s life
When a man went into cardiac arrest, Serge knew how to react
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Three boys save a stranger’s life
When a stranger suffered a cardiac arrest, three Niagara boys stepped in to save his life
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Teacher uses CPR to save his brother’s life
When his brother collapses, Mario uses the very skills he teaches …
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Lydia saves her five year old sister’s life
When her five year old sister collapsed in front of her, Lydia knew how to react.
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Football coach and ACT instructor saves a life
“The program has definitely given me the necessary confidence to step in and help."
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Montreal teen saves her friend from choking
“I know that if I’m in that situation again, I will have the confidence to ACT.”
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Teacher responds when colleague suffers a stroke
“It’s so important to step up and not hesitate…”
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Quebec teacher steps in when a stranger collapses
“I saw that no one knew what to do…”
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BC teachers save student’s life using CPR & an AED
When a Grade 9 student collapses in the gym, four teachers reACT quickly to save him…
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Ottawa teen lifeguard saves 3-year-old with CPR
When Kate recognized a boy was in distress in a pool, she knew how to reACT…
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Student saves father with CPR
When her father collapsed, Marielle knew how to reACT…
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Teammates and an arena AED save a player’s life
‘Right away I recognised he was in trouble...’
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Student saves a life on his way home from an exam
When Thomas saw a crowd gathering around a man, he didn’t hesitate to ACT…
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Fredericton teen saves father from choking
Ryan ACTs quickly when his father begins to choke...
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A student ACTs quickly to save her father’s life
‘It was a question of survival for my father,’ explains 16-year-old Jessica…
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Bystanders make a save off the ice
ACTion is quickly taken when Michel suffers a cardiac arrest while playing hockey…
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Ottawa student saves her father’s life
Alexandria, 17, was quick to reACT when her father suffered a cardiac arrest…
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Sudbury student performs CPR on neighbour
When Danny saw his neighbour in distress on the side of the road, he knew how to reACT…
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A Quebec-area teen saves a man’s life
Jenysse didn’t hesitate to take ACTion when a man collapsed outside a gas station…
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Toronto teacher saves student with defibrillator
When Sean saw a student collapse in gym class, he knew how to reACT…
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Toronto teacher saves student’s life with AED
When one of his top students collapsed in gym class, Jeff knew how to reACT…
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Students use high school training to save a teen
Candace and Cassie are out for a jog when they encounter two women calling for help for one young man…
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“To have them jump in with no questions asked, it was impressive…”
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Student saves friend’s life with CPR
When Samantha recognized that her friend needed CPR, she knew how...
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Quebec teen saves brother from choking
When Marie-Ève's brother began to choke, she knew how to reACT...
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Sudbury teen saves hockey teammate from choking
When Mike recognized that his teammate needed CPR, he knew how...
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BC student saves a stranger’s life with CPR
Erin was heading home from a Vancouver 2010 Olympics event when...
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Student helps save man’s life with CPR
When Curtis recognized that a man needed CPR, he knew how to react...
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Grande Prairie student saves girlfriend from choking
When Taven recognized that his girlfriend was choking, he knew how to...
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New Norway teacher saves student
When Hugh realized a student in his class needed help, he knew how...
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Ottawa student saves father’s life with CPR- Scott and Allan
Ottawa student saves father’s life with CPR
When Scott recognized that his father needed CPR, he knew how to react...
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BC teen uses training to help a stranger
When Kiera found a man in distress, she knew how to react...
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BC student saves sister’s life
When Jaron's sister needed CPR, he knew how to react...
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Lakefield student saves boss’s life with CPR
When Tanner saw his friend collapse, he knew how to react...
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Harrow teacher creates classroom of heroes
Faced with several emergencies, Steve’s students knew how to react...
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Grande Prairie student saves father’s life
When Renée noticed her dad was showing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, she knew how to react...
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Student reacts, stresses importance of AEDs
When a player collapsed at a basketball game, Laila knew how to react...
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Student saves friend from choking in New York City
Though no bystanders stepped forward, Kaitlyn knew how to react...
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Kingston vice-principal saves colleague from choking
When guidance counselor Jo started to choke, Talya knew how to react...
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Vancouver teacher saves stranger with CPR - John
Vancouver teacher saves stranger with CPR
When a man collapsed on school grounds, John knew how to react...
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Student uses ACT skills in an emergency
When David saw an unconscious man in his car, he knew how to react...
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Quebec teacher saves stranger’s life
When Roberge saw a woman collapsed on school grounds, he knew how to react...
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Student assists in a drug-related emergency
When a friend became ill from drugs and alcohol, a local British Columbia student knew how to react...
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Dewinton family saves grandfather from choking
When 87-year-old David Hogg began to choke, the Ferguson family knew how to react...
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Aylmer teen saves brother from choking
When Mathew realized his brother Josh was choking, he knew he had to react...
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Choking girl saved by fellow student
When Nadine saw her friend Kayla choking on a piece of carrot, she knew she had to react...
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Toronto student saves mother’s life
CPR training may be the most important thing Ela learned in high school. If she hadn't, her mom might not be alive today...
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Student responds when man collapses at wedding
When Jonathan saw a hotel guest lying on the floor, he knew how to react...
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Waterloo teacher saves son from choking
When Donna realized her son Ben was choking, she knew she had to react...
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Ottawa teachers save student’s life with CPR
Sue was at work when she received a call from her son Rob's school, asking her to come quickly. Rob had been involved in an incident...
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Teen saves her father from choking
Jean-Marc didn’t panic as he was choking on a piece of food and couldn’t breathe – he knew his 16-year-old daughter would know how to react...
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U.S. city proclaims a day in honour of Ottawa teen
When cries that his friend’s mother was unconscious echoed through the house, 15-year-old Adam knew he had to act...
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Alberta teachers save student’s life
Mandi raced back to school on her bike during gym class – not because she wanted to win, but because she couldn’t breathe...
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Ottawa student saves brother’s life
Suzy wasn't even supposed to be home the day she saved her brother's life...
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Quick-thinking Edmonton student saves mother’s life
Sylvia’s headache persisted for several days. What she thought was a simple migraine would turn out to be much more serious…
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Ottawa teen saves brother from choking
Hedaya was doing homework with her younger brother Madhi one fall evening, when he suddenly jumped out of his chair in a panic...
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Sudbury teacher saves daughter from choking-Claire
Sudbury teacher saves daughter from choking
Claire was enjoying a chat with her daughter when, moments later, the Sudbury teacher would become her hero...
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Student saves stranger 10 years after CPR course
When Arnie picked up his wife Sarah at the Ottawa airport, little did he know that a life-changing event would occur a short time later...
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Teacher saves mother
Toronto teacher Christine was walking with her mother, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia one afternoon when she realized something was very wrong...
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Windsor student saves father’s life
The start of Moe's vacation became anything but relaxing when he suddenly began to choke during dinner...
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Montreal teacher saves colleague from choking
On a class biking trip to Mont Tremblant, QC, physical education teacher Serge knew he would have to look out for his students but...
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Choking boy saved by fellow student
Patrick and Enrico's friendship grew dramatically the day Patrick saved Enrico's life...
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Teen saves niece from choking
Seventeen-year-old Kaydie was slowly waking from sleep one winter morning when she was jolted from bed by her mother’s alarming cries...
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Teacher comes to aid of unconscious student
Student Samantha was attending a three-day Grade 9 orientation at Camp White Pine in Haliburton, north of Toronto...
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Alberta teacher helps when woman collapses
During a church service a young woman suddenly collapsed without warning...
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Quebec student prevents Shakespearean play from becoming real-life tragedy- Brian and Chris
Student prevents play from becoming tragedy
Brian’s classmates were re-enacting a scene in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, when something suddenly didn’t go as planned...
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Edmonton student saves best friend’s life
Best friends Katelynn and Erikka were watching their favourite TV show and snacking on candies. Suddenly Erikka began to choke...
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Alberta student saves neighbour’s life with CPR
When Joe suffered a heart attack, his wife accidentally called Mike's house instead of 911...
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Boy saves sister's life with Heimlich Manoeuvre - Daniel and Julie
Boy saves sister’s life with Heimlich Manoeuvre
Eleven-year-old Julie was sucking on candies while doing her homework one evening. Suddenly, she began to choke...
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Physical education teacher saves father’s life
Physical education teacher Bill had to put his CPR skills into practice to save his father's life...
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Physical education teacher saves colleague with CPR
When teacher Michael collapsed from a heart attack in the main office of Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute, PE teacher Bob was called to help...
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Boy saves father’s life with Heimlich Manoeuvre
When he was taught CPR in his physical education class, 15-year-old Mark never imagined he would use the skills on his own father...
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Ottawa student saves man’s life in Halifax with CPR
Seventeen-year-old Kasia was vacationing in Halifax when she saw a man collapse at a local tennis club...
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Student stops to assist unconscious man
As Oren drove home from hockey practice one cold winter night in Kitscoty, Alberta, he was shocked to see a man passed out in the middle of the road...
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Ottawa teacher saves child from drowning
Silvano was enjoying the start of his summer vacation with his family by the pool when he heard someone call for help...
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