Last Saturday two high school freshmen from Snohomish County, Washington secured their place in badass history after working together to save the life of a man they didn’t know—thanks to skills they learned in health class. What did you do last weekend?
Hailey Enick and Jasmine Daniels, best friends since the fifth grade, had pulled into a McDonald’s parking lot so that Enick’s mother could take a picture of the lunar eclipse (MOM!!!) when the two girls noticed a man was slumped over and unconscious in his car, according to the Seattle news affiliate KOMO.
“[The man] wasn’t moving at all. His friend was slapping him and putting water on him,” Daniels told KOMO. “Everyone was yelling, ‘call 911!’ His eyes were, like, in the back of his head and he wasn’t breathing.”
Turns out, the teens had both recently learned how to administer CPR in class (as opposed to, say, spending the class joking about making out with those male torso dummies). Instead of freaking out like normal humans, the two teens sprang into action, getting the man out of his vehicle and taking turns performing chest compressions on him until an ambulance showed up. After five minutes, the man started to gasp for air, according to Daniels.
“It’s just nice to know we did that and did it together,” Daniels said. “I wouldn’t have been able to do it if [Hailey] wasn’t there.”
Can someone please write a TV show about a teen emergency medical vigilante duo informed by friendship, compassion, and a high school health class?! I would definitely watch it.