A teen in Bay City, Michigan, was recognized Thursday for taking swift action when someone was in desperate need of help.
Officials honored 19-year-old Lillian Flanders, who credits her high school CPR training for helping her know exactly what to do on December 27 at the Doubletree Hotel, according to WNEM.
The moment she found her coworker, Rusty Publow, slumped over his desk and realized he was unresponsive, she took action to save his life.
She moved him onto the floor, then started performing CPR, which kept the man stable until emergency crews arrived to take over the process.
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is described as a “lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest,” the American Heart Association’s website read.
The procedure is important because “Keeping…