On May 14th Robbie Grayson had an asthma attack and nearly died. He may have to, if it wasn’t for his daughter Edith.
Edith Grayson woke up in the middle of the night to the sounds of her father having an asthma attack. Robbie tried his inhaler, and his nebulizer, but neither of them could stop the attack. Within a few minutes, Robbie had passed out in the bathroom and his pulse had stopped. Edith and her mother began panicking.
Fortunately, Edith had learned CPR at her high school just a week before. She sprung into action, called 911, and started performing chest compressions as a dispatcher talked her through the process. Edith’s mother was so panicked Edith had to kick her out of the bathroom to concentrate. Her training and actions paid off. Edith successfully got her dad breathing again before the paramedics arrived.
“I didn’t think I was going to have to use that,” Edith said of her CPR training. “But since I did, and I had the tools, I can’t take credit for that.”
Robbie Grayson spent two days in the hospital before being released. Edith, currently a junior, is now considering a career in nursing.