cpr-miamiEarlier this year local media reported that a woman with an infant child, Sebastian, were on the side the road of the 836/Dolphin Expressway. Sebastian, the woman’s nephew had stopped breathing, and was in need of medical attention. A passerby named Pamela Rauseo was able to use her knowledge of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to revive baby Sebastian, and instantly raising awareness of the need for all of us to have basic knowledge of this life saving technique.

Jackson Health System, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the University of Miami, in collaboration with the American Red Cross of Greater Miami & The Keys and the American Heart Association, are hosting “CPR Day Miami,” a free, countywide CPR training event for participants 11 and older, on Saturday, September 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at different locations. The sponsoring organizations and their affiliates, which also includes local fire and labor unions, joined forces to bring this lifesaving skill to thousands of families on “CPR Day Miami” at the following locations simultaneously throughout Miami-Dade County:

• University of Miami, Fieldhouse at BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
• American Red Cross, Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter, 335 S.W. 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33135
• John A. Ferguson Senior High School, 15900 S.W. 56th Street, Miami, FL 33185
• Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, 1410 N.E. 215th Street, Miami, FL 33179
• Booker T. Washington Senior High School, 1200 N.W. Sixth Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
• Hialeah Gardens Senior High School, 11700 Hialeah Gardens Boulevard, Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018
• Coral Reef Senior High School, 10101 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33157

Miami-Dade Schools Police is also joining in this worthwhile cause, by offering logistics support and protection before, during and after the event. Those individuals interested in participating can visit http://www.cprdaymiami.org for additional information and to pre-register for the event.

Baby Sebastian was taken to Holtz Children’s Hospital and treated. Today he is a healthy baby boy. We hope that CPRDayMiami will help us save more lives just like Sebastian.

Published by the Public Information & Community Affairs Office, M-DSPD