Saturday, October 16, 2010

Some things are way more important than medals

Today my husband and several of his friends competed in the Black Diamond Duathlon. He has competed in this race for several years in a row and it is one he looks forward to.

Today during the last leg of the race, he saw a man laying on the trail ahead of him. A few other runners were crouched around the man. As Jamie came up to them, he overheard one say, "Does he have a pulse?" Jamie is a certified lifeguard and has taken courses in CPR. In fact, he just took a refresher course a month ago. God is good, because Jamie was called upon to administer his skills to this man, who certainly would have died otherwise. Another runner friend of ours, Sarah, is a nurse. She ran up shortly after Jamie did. The two of them administered CPR on him for about 15-20 minutes until some paramedics were able to come and intervene. The man was rushed away in an ambulance. None of us know the man's name, but he looked to be in his fifties and was believed to be taken to Strong Memorial Hospital. Perhaps you could say a prayer for him.

The photo is from last year's race. Jamie is not in this photo but Sarah is. She is second from the left. Pale green shirt and black hat. (My son Allen is #11)

I am very proud of Jamie and Sarah for rising to the occasion!

Photo source: Ed Martin

9 comments:

Martha said...

Isn't it good to know God has us right where he wants us to be?

Will pray.

Priscilla said...

Apparently it made the D&C news.

click here

joeks said...

That is awesome that he was there, and that he and the nurse were able to help the man!

Heather said...

I would say that was way more important than a medal! You are so right!

Rachel said...

Way to go, Jamie!

Bethany said...

Woo-hoo!!! I think they were the real winners of the race. :)

judi said...

Proud to know about you! GMJ

StacyB said...

How wonderful that God used Jamie and Sarah, and that Jamie and Sarah will willing to use their gifts. Halleluia.

Katya said...

What an amazing story this is. And even more amazing that God had your husband and Sarah there when they were needed and could help. I know my daughter has said that runners in general are a fantastic lot, often cheering on others and helping them along the way.

God bless Jamie and Sarah! You must be very happy and proud!