Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Revealing Donda West 911 Call

Wassup, Y'all!

I just listened to the Donda West 911 call that's burning up the web and that joint is disturbing. It's a textbook example of why we need to know some basic emergency skills like CPR (if you don't do anything else today hit that link!) and the number one skill - don't panic. I know it's easier said than done but think about it - the reason you want to panic is because someone you care about is in serious distress but you also have to know that in that moment, you are likely going to be the only one who can help save that person or keep them alive until professional help arrives...

On the call there are at least two people in the room with Ms. West (one who ends up hyperventilating during the crisis) but it's clear that no one knows what to do despite the 911 operator's attempts to get them calm and organized. Of course there's no telling whether immediate on-site help would have saved Ms. West but after listening to the call, it's clear she got no real help from those around her during the most crucial time of her collapse.

The more ol Ty hear's about this story, the sadder it gets, y'all. It's a real tragedy.



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