HIGH POINT, N.C. — Several members of the Wesleyan softball team used something they learned in school to save the life of a teammate.
It was a normal day of practice for the Wesleyan Academy Softball team.
“And I was at home plate hitting a ball and we was doing base running, and all of a sudden…,” said Coach Donald Brewer.
That’s when eighth-grader Paris White collapsed during practice
“So one of the girls grabbed a phone and started calling 911,” Brewer said.
Paris’ friend and fellow player Taylor Bisbee had just completed her mandatory CPR class the day before and jumped into action.
“It was scary to see her fall like that. Cause I wasn’t expecting it,” Bisbee said.
Within minutes, others arrived with one of the schools portable defibrillators.
“They hooked the defibrillator up and when they cut it on it said they needed to shock. The defibrillator said stand back and it shocked her and got her heart beating again,” Brewer said.
An ambulance arrived on scene and took Paris to the hospital.
“It was really scary for me because it was the difference between life and death,” said Bisbee.
Doctors still are not sure what happened to Paris, however she is being treated at Duke University Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Bisbee said the experience has convinced her to go into a career in medicine, possibly even motivating her to become a paramedic.