Thank goodness, these students knew CPR!

CPR is an important skill that everyone across the world should know.

Thankfully for this Detroit teacher, two of his students had recently learned the life-saving skill.

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What Happened To Detroit High School Teacher?

The Oak Park High School physical education teacher, Alfred Kattola, started feeling a little off during a student-teacher basketball game.

After feeling strange for a few minutes, Kattola collapsed in the gym and had a heart attack.

Two of Kattola's students, Isreal DuBose and Correy Coleman, jumped into action and started performing CPR.

Before this moment, the two teenagers had only just learned CPR a few months prior.

The two worked together to get their teacher breathing and conscious again. They even had to utilize the AED pads so that they could shock their P.E. teacher.

Once the teens used the AED, they were able to get Kattola's heartbeat restarted. Finally, the paramedics arrived at the gym and were able to get Kattola to a local hospital.


After Kattola was stable and healthy, he thanked the girls for saving his life. It is quite an inspiring moment since DuBose and Coleman, both want to pursue medical careers.

Kattola is also planning to support the two teenagers in funding their upcoming college journeys.

What To Do If Someone Is Having A Heart Attack?

You can tell if someone is having a heart attack by seeing if the person has these general signs:

  • Numbness in the face, arm, or leg, particularly on one side of your body
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding others
  • Sudden confusion and mental fogginess
  • Sudden vision issues in one or both eyes
  • Sudden dizziness, incoordination, and trouble walking
  • Sudden migraine headache

CNET shared that there is an acronym to save a life: BEFAST.

B: Balance problems

E: Eyesight problems

F: Face muscle drooping

A: Arm numbness

S: Speech Difficulties

T: Time to call for help

If you want more details, you can check them out.

21 Songs To Keep In Time While Performing CPR

When performing CPR, rather than trying to count each compression, it is suggested that you quietly sing a song that has the proper rate of beats. The Bee Gee's “Stayin’ Alive” is aptly suggested as a choice. “Another One Bites the Dust”, by Queen, also fits the bill but probably isn’t appropriate. The following 21 songs have the proper 100/120 bpm to keep in time for chest compressions.

Gallery Credit: Brad Carpenter

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