I would like to share a story with the community-I am an elementary school nurse. For many years, I have trained the staff using the CPR Heartsaver AED course in our school district,. In Feb of 2014, our elementary school secretary attended a basketball game at the local park & rec department when a 39 year old male collapsed on the court. Recognizing that he was unresponsive and in cardiac arrest, our secretary & a recently CPR trained paraprofessional, sprung into action. While the secretary was performing CPR, the para ran for the AED, Once she returned, they used the AED to shock the man 4 times while awaiting for the emergency responders to arrive.The quick action of these two NON MEDICAL people saved this man's life, and kept a family- he has a 6 year old son-intact.(I would receive a call the next day from the EMT supervisor who commented on the professionalism and efficiency of both women). Such a positive outcome is rare with only 8-10 % of CPR recipients surviving. One of the women has become a volunteer speaker for the AHA. Personally, a story such as this makes teaching CPR more than worthwhile, and we hope to continue to pay it forward- Recently, we added the AHA friends & family CPR and AED training for the 5th graders throughout the school district---to date we have trained more than 2000 students as well as several additional staff members.Thank you for taking the time to read this story!