Every day, Red Cross training saves lives at home, in the community and in the workplace! This week, two Georgians received our highest American Red Cross honor – the Certificate of Merit (COM) – for saving a life with skills learned through Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED training. The COM is signed by the President of the United States, and comes with a citation and lifesaving award medal.
Lee Minish, a Red Cross volunteer and First Aid/CPR/AED instructor from Athens (https://AthensCPR.com), deployed to California in 2017 to help with wildfire relief efforts. At the last minute, he decided to take his AED with him and had it in his truck at the fairgrounds shelter where he was working. While there, he came upon three volunteers performing CPR on a man in cardiac arrest. Lee sprinted back to his truck to get the AED, sprinted back and placed the pads on the man, then administered the shock that brought him back to life.
We’re incredibly proud of these everyday heroes and invite you to find out more about Red Cross training, the heroes who inspire us and our www.LifesavingAwards.org program!