In my family at Thanksgiving, before the feast everyone speaks up about what they are thankful for from the last year. So, here is my attempt with the last year of the Start the Heart Foundation. We are thankful for visionary supporters that believe in our mission to try and save the lives of cardiac arrest victims through education and teaching of hands only CPR. We have a tremendous board of directors that has great energy and passion. We recently have added several new dynamic members to the board and look forward to their contributions in the future.
We are thankful for our tremendous donors. We have had strong support from the Humana Foundation, the Metro Government, and all of the major healthcare providers in our region. We have had broad support from a number of other companies and individual donors. Without the support we would not be able to provide this education for the public.
We are thankful for our wonderful interns that provide all of the education of hands only CPR. These are usually full time college students that take 1 or 2 days a week out of their schedule to teach in Louisville. It is truly heroic work that they are doing. We recently had our 3rd confirmed save of a cardiac arrest victim from someone who had taken our class.
I am thankful for Janice Morgan, head CPR instructor with Louisville Metro EMS. Janice has selflessly certified all of our interns in CPR and helped to educate them in the instruction of hands only CPR. Janice is ultimately responsible for helping to teach over 12,000 people hands only CPR in the last year.
I am thankful to my wife, Sally, who is the secretary of the foundation and has been in charge of the day to day logistical operations of the organization. She has spent countless hours working on keeping this highly successful mission going strong.
Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.