Choice Program Gave Student Skills to Save Father’s Life

Ninth grade Park Vista student saves dad with CPRIf approved by voters, Countywide Question One will continue to fund more than 650 Arts, Music, Physical Education, Health, Choice and Career teachers, and the lessons from those teachers could help save a life.

In a moment that would normally cause great fear, chaos, and confusion, Park Vista Community High School freshman Caleb Taylor kept his composure and knew exactly what to do.

Thanks to the CPR lessons that Taylor received while in the Choice Medical Academy at Loggers’ Run Middle School, he stepped in and told his mom “I’ve got this” as she frantically spoke to a 911 operator while his father lay on the floor in need of immediate help.

Later, after his father underwent cardiac surgery to repair what doctors commonly refer to as “the widowmaker”, doctors told Taylor, if it wasn’t for his training in the Academy, his father likely would not have survived.

 

Here, Caleb and his family recall the story.