Alicia Pederson's extensive CPR training with the American Heart Association (AHA) helped her save the life of her newborn puppy.
"As a CPR instructor, I always tell my students that this is something I'm glad that you're wanting to learn," she said. "And just to help drive that home, I’ll say, 'It could be a friend or loved one's life you could be saving.'"
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In early March, the Talty, Texas-based AHA employee and CPR instructor found one of her dog Izzy's newborn puppies appearing lifeless.
"I'm trying to see if there are any signs of life, but it's limp and cold and my heart's breaking," she said in an interview with the AHA. "So I tried to stimulate the puppy. I cleared its airway. I'm even giving it little back blows. And then I start thinking, 'I am a CPR instructor, I've got to try this.'"Read More »from Woman saves newborn puppy’s life with CPR