Compression for Life – Day 2
Yesterday, Jeff Urgelles, Marlins Bullpen Catcher, hosted the second class of Compression for Life Program at the Boys & Girls Club of Miami Dade. With the help of the American Heart Association and Miami Dade College, over 100 kids were taught CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) compression techniques. To the tune of the song “Stayin Alive” by the Bee Gees the kids compressed the chests of test dummies. They also were taught how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Later, the kids engaged in physical activity to really get their hearts in motion, playing various games on the basketball court. As we ended the day’s session you could hear the kids singing the lyrics to their new favorite song, “Ah, ha, ha, ha, Stayin’ alive. Stayin’ alive”, as they head home for the evening. Next week, Jeff will present certificates to all the kids for participating in Compression for Life at the Celebration Party.