Over our three year history we have had several bilingual hands only CPR instructors. Non-English speaking populations in the United States are usually at higher risk for cardiac arrest as they tend to be medically underserved populations. Often our instructors feel compelled to teach hands only CPR to their friends and family.
This fall we have been fortunate to have Obieda as a CPR instructor for our organization. He is originally from Jordan and speaks Arabic. He plans to go to medical school in the future. He is an outstanding human being and incredible CPR instructor. He has helped to teach over 2500 people hands only CPR over the last 3 months. He has taken it upon himself to teach them members of his mosque. He has taught several hands only CPR classes in Arabic in the last few weeks. Thank you Obieda for making a difference in our community.