Text Message Saves Boy's Life
It was the third time Dr. Amir Yazdan's friend asked for a picture of his new Porsche. Tired of the repeated messages, Yazdan got out of his car at a gas station to snap a picture.
Dr. Yazdan's porsche ocregister.com
According to Orange County Register, he had already filled up his tank and was about to leave. After taking a few pictures, he grabbed the car door handle. Before he could climb back inside the car, Yazdan heard the screams of Marjie Britz across the street. Her son, Tiger Winge, was not breathing due to an asthma attack.
Yazdan, an Irvine hair-transplant doctor and part-time emergency room physician, ran over to help. He dashed through some landscaping, into the busy road and through a small crowd that had gathered outside the mother's car. He grabbed the boy out of the back seat, carried him about 15 feet and laid him down on the side of the road, the OCR reports.
Dr. Amir Yazdan on his way to see patients in Las Vegas, ocregister.com
"He was dead," Yazdan said,"Completely lifeless. I did not think he was going to come back."
Although he was terrified, Yazdan's training kicked in and he initiated CPR. In the ER, technicians use a mask and pump to force air into a patient's lungs. Aside from what he had performed on dummies in medical school, Yazdan had never given mouth to mouth before. As he pressed on Tiger's chest, both he and Britz prayed that Tiger would survive.
Yazdan knew that the longer someone stops breathing, the greater risk there is of permanent brain damage. According to OCR's report, Tiger had stopped breathing for three whole minutes before Yazdan's efforts pulled through. Tiger went from cold and still to breathing again.
"I couldn't believe it," Yazdan said, "it was a miracle."
Tiger Winge, 11, standing in front of the car he nearly died in from a severe asthma attack, via ocregister.com
Read the OCR's full report by Thomas Martinez.