Heart Attack Survivor Testifies for Bill to Require CPR Training in Oregon High Schools

From: The Oregonian

Raoul "Rook" Meekcoms rarely talked about his brush with death.

He didn't tell people he had collapsed in cardiac arrest and that his wife, Sandra Sharp-Meekcoms, frantically began hands-only CPR until emergency responders and physicians finally restored his heartbeat after more than a half hour. But Meekcoms recently told an Oregon Senate committee that cardio-pulmonary resuscitation saved his life.

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