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Real Stories: Forever Grateful for My Redcross Training
In February 2001, my son, Michael and I were returning home from a day in San Francisco where we had been celebrating his 3rd birthday. My son, safely strapped in his car seat in the back seat, asked for his lunch leftovers, which I handed back. A couple of minutes later, I realized he was choking on a grape that was in the lunch. Read More