There is no SECOND CHANCE this Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Did you know?
In Australia, more children die from injury than childhood cancer, asthma attacks, and infectious disease combined.
94% of Australians are unsure of their ability to help in an emergency.
58,000 Australian children, aged less than 14 years, are hospitalised for unintentional injuries, also known as accidents.
“My one year old grandson went limp, turned blue and stopped breathing. I was a mess while my daughter was on the phone to the ambulance. My daughter was screaming while trying to tell me how to give CPR to such a small, lifeless little body. The whole time I was shaking and scared out of my mind. I gave my grandson CPR (30 compressions, 2 breaths) until an ambulance car arrived, then an ambulance. It was the scariest thing I have experienced, but at the same time, it was so rewarding to know I kept this little being alive.”
“When my daughter was a baby and starting to eat solids, she started choking on a piece of apple lodged in her throat. The usual back patting was getting us nowhere. I remember my first aid training and put her upside down across my knee and give three firm pats on the back. On the third pat, the apple came up. I have never been so thankful to have first aid skills, they saved my daughters life.”