CPR Day Miami

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Thank you for your interest in CPR Day Miami. Reserved time slots for CPR training closed on Friday, September 5, at noon. However, there are a limited number of stand-by times available between noon and 5 p.m. on the day of the event. If you are interested in stand-by CPR training, please let a volunteer know that you would like to be placed on the waiting list and they will do their best to accommodate you. Stand-by waiting time will be approximately 30-45 minutes.

Jackson Health System, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the University of Miami, in collaboration with the American Red Cross of Greater Miami & The Keys, the American Heart Association and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, are hosting “CPR Day Miami,” a free, countywide CPR training event for participants 11 and older, on Saturday, September 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at seven locations.

The importance of knowing how to perform CPR made international headlines in February 2014 when then 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz stopped breathing in the backseat of his aunt’s car. His aunt, Pamela Rauseo, performed lifesaving CPR on Sebastian on the side of a busy Miami expressway – as a Miami Herald photographer captured dramatic images of the harrowing ordeal. Sebastian was rushed to Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Today, Sebastian is healthy, happy and getting ready to celebrate his first birthday in September.

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Sebastian's Story

Photo credit: Al Diaz/Miami Herald Staff

Five-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz was saved by his aunt, who knew CPR, when he stopped breathing. They were in a traffic jam on the Dolphin Expressway. Sebastian was treated at Holtz Children’s Hospital. Read more...