Local Findlay woman, Andrea Adams-Miller administers CPR and saves the life of a dying man in near Vail, Colorado during a family business trip.
Findlay, OH- March 19, 2013
Tom Miller and his two daughters Devony, 15, and Demiya Miller, 14, of Findlay, OH, were immensely proud of their mother Andrea Adams-Miller for stepping up to intervene in an emergency situation ultimately saving a life. During a cross country trip, the family stopped at a gas station for a rest break. As Tom entered the men’s restroom, he encountered a man collapsed on the bathroom floor with another man administering CPR alone.
Tom knowing his wife of 18 years, Andrea, a past 911 operator and former instructor for the Criminal Justice Department of Owens Community College, has a history for being able to step in medical emergencies immediately went to the car to get her. She immediately ran into the facility pushing past onlookers saying, “I know CPR!”
“As I dropped to my knees assessing the victim, I found him not breathing, and I could not find a pulse. He looked dead, and he felt dead to the touch, but the man giving CPR, the victim’s best friend, was pumping his chest desperately attempting to save his friends life,” said Andrea. “I knew then I would do anything to help make that come true.”
Andrea Adams-Miller, the CEO of www.IgniteYourRelationship.com, LLC, a personal and business relationship consultant, shows clients how to avoid and how to handle the problems, miscommunication, and the emergencies in their business and personal lives, had just recertified for CPR this last year. Known for telling her clients and her students you always need to be up-to-date on your training, she says you never know when you save the life of someone you love or a person in need.
The victim, a male in his early 60’s, name withheld for his privacy, had a history of congestive heart failure for which he had several stents put in place. Although, he had recently appeared to be in decent health, it was reported by friends traveling with him that his severe asthma could have caused him to collapse in the higher altitude of Silverthorne, Colorado, a city near Vail.
As the paramedics arrived to take over, the victim who had been nonresponsive to CPR for twenty minutes starting gasping and eventually fully came alert much to the pleasure of the whole team consisting of two sheriff’s deputies, four paramedics, the friend, and Andrea. “He was so alert, he was refusing to go to the hospital. After the paramedics told him evidence of a heart attack, they were too polite trying to persuade him to go. I butted in firmly stating, ‘I am Andrea. I am a total stranger who just gave you CPR to save your life because your family loves you and needs you, so just say yes.’ He nodded, and they transported him.”
“I was so proud of my mom,” Devony Miller, the 15 year old daughter of Andrea shared. “Then, when I found out that she not only helped, but also she saved his life. I was so proud; I put it on Facebook!” Demiya Miller, Andrea’s 14 year old daughter, said, “I think it is so cool that my mom saved a man’s life!”
“Everyone keeps calling me a hero of which I am honored, but the real hero was his best friend who knew what to do immediately and who trusted me to help him. Really, it was a team effort,” said Andrea. “Being a relationship consultant, I understand the bounds of friendship. To see this friend remain calm in this emergency and the friend’s teenage son call 911 when his friend was dying was truly something to be admired.”
As a relationship consultant, Andrea shared that the best feeling came after the follow up phone call from his family and friends. They said he was transferred to a Denver hospital to a lower altitude for observation and that he was going to be ok. Andrea shared, “When I heard that, that was all the thanks I needed!”
Delta Airline Flight Attendant Bit in the Face by Passenger
A female Delta Airline Attendant was inadvertently bit in the face breaking the skin as she attempted to assist the parents of an agitated special needs child.
02252013 -Detroit, MI: Travelers were delayed boarding the flight as the Delta airline was seeking a replacement crew to tend to the flight, when they found out that the previously scheduled attendant was receiving medical treatment. Soon after boarding, the passengers overheard bystanders to the incident describe how a stewardess, previously seen holding a bloody bandage to her face, was in shock seeking medical treatment, after sustaining a bite to the face which broke the skin. Andrea Adams-Miller, CEO of Ignite Your Relationships.com, LLC, relationship consultant and keynote speaker, was awaiting boarding 919 flight to Los Angeles from Detroit, Michigan, at 2:53pm. She and other passengers noticed emergency and police crew boarding the LA based airplane. Adams-Miller noted the remaining Delta airlines crew appeared to be physically shaken.
Apparently, according to bystanders, the Delta airlines attendant attempted to assistant the parents of a developmentally challenged described by the attendant as a ‘special needs’ child in the rear of the plane after the child became agitated. The child, described as an older teen or young adult, started flailing about their arms and legs striking anyone in reach. When the parents attempted to subdue the child, the child lashed out by biting the stewardess who was closest in range.
While the age of the child, the level of care needed, or disability, and the identity of the child and parents is not to the author. It is that the other attendants additionally were in shock as they did not expect such an incident to occur. Additionally, the incident was described as escalating from mild to severe within seconds finally resulting in the level of a violent assault.
It is that the attendant was seen by emergency personnel, and the police were on the scene. A replacement crew had to be secured to continue with the next flight scheduled since the wounded attendant needed to address her bloodied injury. Once crew members were secured to fill in for the flight attendants pulled from duty, the airline requested for Delta airline staff in uniform who would be willing to volunteer to assist in boarding the plane. An off duty female attendant stepped up to volunteer as a great wave of applause filtered throughout the terminal.
Andrea Adams-Miller, a frequent flier and a passenger awaiting the next flight stated, “The waiting passengers were very polite noticing that something must have occurred on the previous Delta airline flight. While travelers normally fuss and vehemently complain of the delays, this time they kept quiet and waited with few remarks.” The Delta airline flight boarded approximately an hour later than scheduled without further incident.
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Andrea Adams-Miller, MS, CEO & Founder of IgniteYourRelationships.com, LLC, “The Leading International Authority on Healthy Relationships” for both Business and Interpersonal Relationships. A respected and highly sought-after relationship consultant, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning radio show host, Andrea reveals the secrets to create, retain, and sustain lucrative ‘REAL’ relationships. She shows you how quick and easy methods to achieve the loyalty, the satisfaction, and happiness in your relationships that you only dared to dream, desire, and deserve!
Andrea has been in the media as “The Leading International Authority in Healthy Relationships” has appeared on print, radio and television, such as; TIME Magazine, 20/20, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, Business News Daily, and more. She shared the stage with celebrity speakers Brian Tracy (Executive Business Trainer), Harv Eckert (Secrets of the Millionaire Mind), James Malinchak (ABC’s Secret Millionaire), Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Stedman Graham (PR Executive), and more…
Recently, I had the opportunity to listen to a video that discussed responses to suicidal threats. You see, over the years I have either met or heard of couples who have decided to call it quits on the relationship, and one of those partners felt that living another day was too much. Whether this threat of suicide happened in my presence or happened to an audience member or a caller, there is much anxiety in dealing with people who are or may be suicidal!
Although, I personally refer these clients immediately to psychologist, psychiatrist, and/or a health care practitioner, I have come across too many situations that friends, friends of clients, and friends of people in my audiences are faced with a friend threatening suicide. What do I suggest for someone to do if a friend or acquaintance threatens suicide? Personally, I take every threat as a reality. I have decided for myself that I will always take action. First of all, I will ask if they are thinking about it, talk to them, and call for reinforcements. I personally have the adage that I’d rather have an ALIVE friend who hates me for calling for help with an intervention, then a DEAD friend because I chose not to take the threat seriously.
Research studies show that asking someone about suicide does NOT put the idea in their heads, rather they are likely already considering it for you to have been concerned. Often the suicidal people are pleased to have someone care enough to ask. If you genuinely show you care about someone, they are more likely to confide and share what is honestly going on. There are four core Principles of Suicide Risk according to Joiner et al, June 2007, Suicide and Life Threatening Behaviors. These Principles are:
Desire for Suicide: They may say, “I want to kill myself.” They exhibit hopelessness, helplessness, talk about being a burden on others, feeling trapped, and feeling alone.
Intent to Commit Suicide: They may say, “I am going to kill myself.” They may have a history of attempts, exposure to suicide, history of violence to self or others, intoxication and drug abuse, extreme mood changes, sleeplessness, and agitation.
Capability to Commit Suicide: They may say, “I am able to kill myself.” They may have an attempt in progress, method is known, prepping for death by making arrangements, and expressed intent to die.
Reasons for living: They may say, “I have ____ to live for.” They may have friends and familial support, plans for the future, core values, and sense of purpose.
Realistically, during a break up these feelings of depression, lose, and the inability to go on living result from a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence as often we blame ourselves for someone else falling out of love when the opposite is true. Partners often do not break up with us because of us. They are telling you the truth when they say it is not you. It is not you! It is within them that they feel that physical chemistry with someone else, avoid commitment as they cannot handle it, or desire more commitment because they fear being alone, etc. We can attempt to change our behaviors, our hair color, our jobs, our lifestyles, but then it is difficult to love ourselves at that point because we do not even know who we are anymore. A little change is healthy such as, being less bossy or being healthier. At the core, “you deserve to be loved as you are, not because you can be what someone else thinks they want you to be.”
Often what I hear is that the desire of the partner left behind wanting to kill themselves is to punish the partner who left. The ultimate revenge is living your life, happy, fulfilled, and full of love and joy! This article was not written for the people threatening suicide, it is written for the people who know them or come across them. My main advice is to get help from professionals; you did not sign up to be in this situation. You certainly did not sign up to do this alone. Frankly, you lack the training to help them anyways. Err on the sign of caution and prevention, and most likely you will make a difference in someone’s life, but ultimately, they are the ones that have to live theirs, so be a friend, be a supporter, and refer them to the professionals.
Andrea Adams-Miller, The Leading International Authority of Healthy Relationships, is the CEO and Founder ofwww.IgniteYourRelationships.com, LLC. As a relationship consultant and business relationship consultant, speaker, and radio show host, Andrea reveals the secrets to create, sustain, and retain real relationships for life by igniting the spark, fire, and passion in your personal and professional relationships. For a FREE gift, sign up at www.IgniteYourRelationships.com.
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