A 17-year-old teenager saves his father’s life as he performed CPR to his father who was having a heart attack.
Turki Ayash took CPR training during his health class at high school. Just 2 days later that training was tested whereas his father experienced a heart attack at home. After that, Ayash immediately doing chest compressions while his mother called 911.
“I really don’t know how I did this thing. I was shocked, i thought he was dead,” said Ayash.
EMS paramedics who attended the call say the chest compressions helped to save Ahmed Ayash’s life.
“Because of Turki’s actions of giving cpr very early and early recognition of what was going on, that’s what saved Turki’s father’s life,” said EMS Chief Bruce Krauter. “The faster you'll be able to get on the chest and provide chest compressions(CPR) to an individual who’s suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, the higher the response rate of survivability is.”
Ahmed spent several weeks in hospital but has since returned to normal life.
Ayash was given a certificate from the Windsor-Essex EMS and his health teacher Jalil Khoury said he would be receiving an A+ in health class.
Ayash said he was considering pursuing a career in engineering but after this experience may consider being a paramedic or police officer.