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Have you ever saved a life? Whose? .. and how?

  1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    Have you ever saved a life? Whose? .. and how?

  2. adawnmorrison profile image76
    adawnmorrisonposted 5 years ago

    When I was five I jumped into a pool to pull out my three-year-old neighbor. She then accused me of pushing her in (her mom saw the whole thing and knows I didn't).

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Perception is sometimes skewed in times of stress. It's nice to know that her mom knew the truth.

  3. whonunuwho profile image80
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    I don't know that I have saved lives in my profession as a teacher of special needs children, but I would like to think that my suffering abuses and hardships, and leading many forward in their lives, have helped in some ways to save them and their futures. I have experienced the joy of meeting some after graduation, and seeing how they have become responsible adults with families, that they support with great love and devotion. There are few more gratifying experiences in my adult life, as I have found in working with those kids who showed to me that they appreciated me, and what I tried to do for them.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's not the same as yanking someone out of the path of a bus, but nevertheless, every bit as valid. As teachers, we often never know how far our influences reach and, yes, it can certainly change and sometimes save a life.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I yanked one of my friends out of the path of an oncoming bus. We had just gotten off of another bus and my friend stepped off the curb to cross the street. He had headphones on and didn't hear another bus coming up the road, nor did he hear me yell out his name to warn him, so I grabbed the collar of his jacket and pulled him back onto the curb just as it roared by.

    ...I drank for free for quite a while after that whenever we hung out...

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know that my mom literally saved my life with a good catch as I started to fly out of the back door of a moving car. I now think, I should have bought her more drinks.

  5. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    i have two times. i won't say how but it was one time a young kid about 14 years old and the other time a girl around 19.

  6. iggy-kun profile image60
    iggy-kunposted 5 years ago

    I haven't, but my mom did. it was like a year ago, my grandma had a heart attack or something along the lines of that, and she went unconscious and wasn't breathing. my mother happened to be there at the time and did CPR on her until the medics came. I'm really glad I wasn't there to witness it, though. she would have died if my mom wasn't there.

  7. IDONO profile image82
    IDONOposted 5 years ago

    As a recovering alcoholic, I don't believe I've saved any lives. But everyday, I try to teach someone in need, how to save their own. I do this by sharing my past history along with my path to recovery. Who? Anyone that asks.
         It's amazing, but people save other people's lives everyday but just don't know it. Nowadays, many people are self- destructive in so many ways. A simple smile or greeting  or compliment can make the difference whether someone wants to live or not. If we get out of ourselves, we can all be life savers.

  8. AlanRimmer profile image67
    AlanRimmerposted 5 years ago

    At age thirteen I jumped into a reservoir to save the life of my younger brothers friend who had fallen in from a platform and couldn't swim. He had already started to sink but I managed to get hold of him and tow him to the edge where one of my friends dragged him onto the bank. Someone had seen it and ran to a call box to call an ambulance. He was taken to hospital as a precaution but was allowed to go home later after the doctors were satisfied he was ok. I didn't see it as a big deal but I was a hero to his family for a while after.

  9. cam8510 profile image95
    cam8510posted 5 years ago

    I pulled a young boy from a pond when his legs got tangled in weeds.

  10. profile image55
    kdawsonposted 5 years ago

    I did a hitch in the Coast Guard when saving lives was my job.  But I wonder, how many times do we save lives merely by holding children back from traffic or guiding them around trouble?  As a two time father I imagine I've done it quite a bit.  You don't think of it that way of course.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are right kdawson,it comes naturally. Being a parent is a never-ending series  of actions to keep them safe and healthy... just as our parents did for us.

  11. cakeinthemorn profile image61
    cakeinthemornposted 5 years ago

    When I was a lifeguard in high school, I was watching the pool like always when a little girl jumped in the pool while her parents were watching.  I went all the way and scooped her up and got the water out so she could breath again.  Not the most thrilling story, but water accidents with kids happen all the time and I am glad that I was there to prevent another one from occurring.

    I just read through the answers here already, and lots are water related!!  Way to go, everyone!  Those darn pools, rivers, lakes, swaps, and reservoirs are out to get cha!

 
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