Today's young hero is called NEFELI. She teaches us about the importance of KIDS SAVE LIVES.
Nefeli is only 14 years old and about a month ago, she and her classmates participated in our National School Education Program that aims to train School Students and their Educators in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation-KIDS SAVE LIVES [GREECE].
A few days ago, Nefeli and her sister Danae were playing in the swimming pool. Suddenly Nefeli saw her sister drowning and within seconds she decided to act and take matters into her own hands. Immediately after she recognized that her sister was not breathing, she initiated CPR procedures, much to the surprise of the doctor who arrived at the site along with the crew of the ambulance!
The incident took place in Afidnes, Attica, Greece only a month after a team of 10 trainers and the Scientific Program Manager, Mr. Anastasis Stefanakis visited the Anagennisi Schools [Antonopoulou School].
Nefeli, was trained by the volunteers of our program which is approved by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs for schools all over the country, and it is organized and implemented exclusively by our homeland humanitarian organization KIDS SAVE LIVES and the Hellenic Society for Emergency Pre-Hospital Care [scientific program manager Anastasios Stefanakis, scientific responsible Varvara Fyntanidou]. In this year alone, we managed to train over 12,000 students from all over the country, just like Nefeli.
Incidents like this make us proud of our hard work!!!
Little Danae, Nefeli's sister is the seventh[!!!] victim of a cardiac arrest that has returned to life in Greece during the last two years, resuscitated by lay citizens who participated in our educational program. It is the first time for the Greek community that we see these numbers rising.
10-year-old Danae was transferred to the Children's Hospital of Attica and today she is expected to leave the Intensive Care Unit, since she is no longer at risk!!!
Nefeli becomes one of the few children in the world to bring a victim of cardiac arrest to life. Her example is very promising and gives us strength to continue the effort for preparing the young rescuers of tomorrow.
This incident occurred only 2 days after the 6th victim of a cardiac arrest [Saturday 19th of May] was brought back to life by our trainer. This gave our team of about 340 active volunteer trainers many reasons to celebrate!!!
KIDS SAVE LIVES- The name of our Humanitarian organization is being justified every day!!!
Along with the development of the KIDS SAVE LIVES program in the Greek schools, Kids save lives organization and the Hellenic Society for Pre-Hospital Care certified 1,000 pupils [2013-2018] and multiple parents and teachers, in BLS in the past year. In the same year, we developed a defibrillator network [AEDs] and a project called NO NO GO [Is the victim Reacting? No. Breathing normally? No. Then GO!!!] supported by the first National Defibrillator network of the Country [www.kidssavelives.gr] where GPS take you to the nearest available Defibrillator.
NO NO GO project is an attempt to simplify the guidelines to make the resuscitation and early identification of victims of cardiac arrest easy, suitable for children and ordinary citizens. The project is supported by students, parents, educators and the community. With the aim to achieve immediate and quality response in cases of a sudden cardiac arrest, in accordance with the ERC guidelines, new AEDs were placed in schools, villages, churches, and other such public spaces.[NO NO GO scientific responsible, Anastasios Stefanakis.]
Danae we wish you a full recovery! NEFELI YOU ARE OUR HERO!!!
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