As the world changes at rapid speed for many of us this has placed more emphasis on the connection we have to a sense of Purpose in our lives. A global pandemic amongst other things has a way of helping us to sift through what's important in life, and what's not. Most importantly it has reconnected us to the significance of family and friends in our lives. The people who truly matter.
With that thought in mind, Imagine if out of the blue you found yourself in a situation where your quick thinking and decision making would determine whether or not one of the important people in your life would live or die. Would you have the skills to know what to do next? Would you have the capacity to act in a manner that could save their life?
This is not a situation anyone wants to be in, but this where Donnie & Hutch, lifelong friends, found themselves. Today they are luckily both here to share their story.
Ian Hutchinson ('Hutch') regarded himself as a fit and healthy 50 something. He walked the dog each morning and went on bike rides or to the gym most days. He'd never smoked and rarely drank alcohol.
In September 2018, while bike riding with his mate Don MacKee, he had a sudden cardiac arrest. Thanks to some quick thinking by Don and some good samaritan CPR bystanders, 000 was called, CPR commenced and Hutch became one of the lucky 9% to survive an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.
As a result, Don & Hutch founded CPRfriendly.org in memory of, and on behalf of, the 91% less fortunate that don't survive. To help turn the statistics around, Don & Hutch, through CPRfriendly.org, are on a quest to raise awareness of CPR and public access defibrillators with the mission of helping save more lives - starting in our own backyard.
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