Community leader's life saved with husband's CPR training
From: WHBQ Fox 13, Memphis
"Most people take CPR classes not thinking that they'll have to use it," says Pat Scroggs, former Germantown Chamber of Commerce President.
Her husband, Larry Scroggs, had to use it sooner than he thought; in November, Pat had sudden cardiac arrest.
"I went to sleep for about 15 minutes and I woke up, had some type of noise, gasping sound that he immediately knew I had stopped breathing and there was no pulse. He really thought I was gone," recalls Pat, "High energy women that have not had any type of health problem, for whatever reason their heart stops."
She says her husband dialed 911 while immediately starting CPR chest compressions. Pat says Larry told her that she regained color in her face twice while he was doing CPR.