“You have three healthy kids running around. You never think anything is going to happen. Not in the security of your own home.
Jadyn was playing with his two sisters upstairs when I heard a thud.
I ran upstairs and saw Jadyn on the floor. He had a blank stare and was not responding.
It didn’t look like he was breathing at all.
I shouted to my wife to call an ambulance. Then I started CPR.
My training gave me the confidence to take action.
I just told Jadyn: ‘You’re not going to die. You’re not going to die here. You’re not going to die today.’
I gave Jadyn CPR for six or seven minutes before the ambulance arrived.
It felt like forever.
We found out that Jadyn had been born with a rare heart condition, which had gone undiagnosed.
The pictures of him in hospital afterwards, hooked up to all the tubes and machines, are etched in my memory.
I am so proud of him; he’s come on leaps and bounds. My mum says it’s nothing short of a miracle.
I do think he has been given a second lease of life. He is now at theatre school and has started tap dancing. I think whatever he is going to do now, it is what he is destined to do.
When it comes to giving CPR you don’t want to lose any time. Every second you leave it is a second lost.
You’re going to need it for that one moment - that one family member, that one stranger, that one good friend.
You need to be prepared for that one moment.”
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