Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Charity (EHAAT)

Saves lives when the worst happens

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Charity (EHAAT)

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Charity (EHAAT) 150 150 Hannah Gowan

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance relies on donations to run its life-saving emergency ambulance service. The cost of running the helicopter and the service is massive, so every donation counts. Our colleague’s brother made a fantastic recovery due the fast responses of EHAAT, and will go back to living a normal life and enjoying the sports as he always has!

The Doctor that looked after our colleague’s brother following his heart attack wanted to film a re-enactment of the incident to show the importance of CPR. As Jack was so young, only 17, he thought it would be a great opportunity. They plan on showing the film throughout all secondary schools in the UK to show young people how important CPR is.

In June this year my brother suffered a heart attack whilst playing cricket. He was bowling his forth ball when he collapsed on the field. The immediate reaction of Jack (17) saved his life. My brother had stopped breathing and had no pulse, and Jack ran to fetch the defibrillator they had in the Cricket Pavilion.

Jack administered CPR and a shock from the defibrillator for 20 minutes before the ambulance service arrived, followed by the Air Ambulance. It took another 20 minutes or so to stabilise my brother enough to transport him to a specialist heart unit. The Air Ambulance worked tirelessly to save his life. Their efforts as well as Jack’s saved his life.

Heidi Warleworth

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