Daily Good News 48: People Helping People, CPR Saves Man’s Life


A company is trying help a charity:

The Flatbread Company will make a generous donation to Burlington’s People Helping People for every pizza they sell (including take-out orders) on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. In addition, People Helping People will host a bake sale on site throughout the evening.

It’s bigger than this:

Burlington’s People Helping People is a non-profit, primarily volunteer-driven emergency assistance organization comprised of the Burlington Food Pantry, the Covenant for Basic Needs and the Holiday Wish Tree.

They give clothes, food, and other supplies. Great network of organizations.

Next, a…different article of a woman performing CPR to save a man’s life:

A young man reaches and enters the elevator just before her, and the doors close before she can join him. When Hostler hits the “up” button a few seconds later, the doors reopen and she’s stunned by what she sees: 25-year-old Bob Hallinan lying facedown on the elevator floor and not moving.

So then she, and another woman who appeared went to work. Hostler started CPR:

Hostler starts CPR within two minutes of the young man’s collapse. She tilts his head back to open his airway and is about to start mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when she remembers hearing that continuous chest compressions—or hands-only CPR—can be more beneficial soon after a person’s heart stops.

It worked out for the young man:

Hallinan, who had no known health issues prior to this incident, was treated with therapeutic hypothermia and in a medically-induced coma for six days. He then received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to protect him from future life-threatening events. On Sept. 5, 14 days after he suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), Hallinan was discharged from the hospital, neurologically intact. He was told he can’t drive for six months post-surgery, but after, he will be able to resume his job as an executive limousine driver.

While reading the article, there were a few things that caught me off guard. Apparently, the article goes over many points on how the situation could’ve gone better. From lack of response from EMS to a security guard who really didn’t know what to do in those situations. Really good read.




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