My name is Johnathon Sands and this week we woke up to every families worst nightmare.
We awoke to our 10 year old healthy boy unresponsive and not breathing, I do not know what woke me up but I immediately started CPR and fortunately managed to revive him.
I continued until the paramedics arrived, he was still unresponsive and having seizures but he was alive. He was placed into a coma and then slowly brought round after a few days.
His recovery over the last 6 days has been remarkable and I know for certain that without the skills learned through first aid courses, I would be organising a different kind of service that is unthinkable.
I want to purchase an AED defibrillator in my local community and also put on free live saving courses for people everywhere, as I believe that one person in every household, at the very least, should have first aid training.
I hope to raise more awareness through my company Kickstarterz Sports and would love to be able to purchase vital equipment and resources.
The chances of having to use these skills is rare but if we can potentially save a life, then you can't put a price on that.
Please don't think it would never happen to me, because if it did, would you know what to do?
Together we can make a change. #doitforjosh
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