David Goodman with other Heaven Can Wait staff instructors.
Family with Vincent
I wanted to share with you that your training saved our son’s life on March 2nd, this past Saturday. Vincent was choking on a strawberry during lunch at home, and my husband performed the Abdominal Thrusts several times. He threw up the chewed food and we took him to the doctor to have him checked.
I panicked in the situation, and my husband, Eugene remained calm and acted quick. I am so thankful that he was home. I am also very thankful to you and your expertise.
Sonia and her mother.
My story happened last year, 24 hours after our CPR update session with Heaven Can Wait.
I was drinking my morning coffee while reading through the Heaven Can Wait handbook I received during the update course. It was there I read the different signs a female will have when having a heart attack. At that moment, I realized my mother’s body could be working its way towards a heart attack. She was suffering with severe flu-like symptoms for 6 days that was showing no improvements. I immediately headed to my parents’ house while stopping at the drugstore for aspirin. When I arrived I took her blood pressure to find it was in and around 195/100mmhg!
With the information I was given during our update session, I was able to prevent a heart attack for my mother.
We are forever grateful ❤
Tradesman who learned from Heaven Can Wait.
On July 27th 2018 at 8:20 AM, one of our tradesman on site at The Rocket Condos collapsed and became unresponsive.
The tradesman’s partner had noticed his skin turning blue; he got closer and realized his co-worker wasn’t breathing - he held onto him and slowly laid him down while keeping his head raised. TMG labourers were working nearby, and, witnessing this event, alerted TMG Management of the emergency, asking them for medical information (from the orientation form) and to call 911.
Peter Jaworski and Vito Schillaci took the AED response kit and ran to the scene while 911 was being called. TMG labourers worked together to create a clear path towards the incident. Peter and Vito checked the tradesman for his vitals and found that he wasn’t breathing and that his heart had stopped; they began CPR by taking turns administering chest compressions, while cutting his shirt open and preparing the AED machine.
Three to five minutes later, the paramedics arrived on scene; our TCP and TMG labourers flagged them down and directed them to the unresponsive worker. While the paramedics attempted to resuscitate the tradesman, TMG staff brought them up to date with the necessary specifics of the incident. Before being sent to the hospital, paramedics were able to successfully revive the worker.
Later that day, the hospital determined that the worker experienced a rare form of a seizure, and has since been released from the hospital and is now in full recovery.
On May 19, 2016, just 8 days after taking a CPR and AED course from Heaven Can Wait, Tutu (far-left), Yung (second-from-left) and Dom (far-right) saved their colleague Carlos (second-from-right) while at work. Carlos collapsed and stopped breathing. The three started CPR and applied an AED and saved his life. These three heroes received a Citizen’s Award on April 6, 2017. Watch the video of their story.
Dr. Brian Budovitch (dentist) witnessed a man collapse in the parking lot at a golf course. Brian recognized the man was not breathing. He immediately started CPR and used the golf courses AED to save him. Dr. Budovitch received a Citizen's Award for saving this man's life on April 6, 2017.
Less than 12 hours after being certified in CPR and AED with HCW, Sumi-e Amadriertih saved a man's life who collapsed at her workplace. She started CPR and used an AED to save him.