Family educating public about CPR
by Jennifer Cohron
Mar 13, 2012 | 1237 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CPR training is more than a platform for Haley Jones.

Jones, a former Miss Walker County and current Miss North Jefferson, saved her father’s life two years ago with the training she received in health class during her senior year at Walker High School.

A ruptured mitral valve caused Donnie Jones to become unconscious while driving his family to Tuscaloosa on June 29, 2010. His daughter performed CPR on him for approximately four minutes until paramedics arrived.

Donnie Jones has now made a full recovery.

The incident inspired Haley Jones to organize a dual CPR course and fundrasier last year that generated approximately $2,000 for the American Red Cross Heroes Campaign.

The second annual “Haley’s Heroes” event will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the Community Health Systems Activities Center in downtown Jasper.

The cost to participate is $35, which includes a class fee and donation to the Walker-Marion chapter’s Heroes Campaign.

“I’m excited about partnering with the Red Cross and so excited that we have such a strong chapter in our area,” Jones said.