LifeVac® Registers Another Life Saved

It was reported to us that a 2 1/2-year-old little girl choked on ice-cream. The ice cream was harder than normal, she was unable to swallow it and quickly turned into a completed obstruction of her airway. The abdominal thrusts were attempted but failed. The child’s grandfather ran for the LifeVac® device, put it together, and handed it to his daughter. On the first application by the child’s mother, the rescue device successfully dislodged the airway obstruction.

Below is the mothers testimonial:

Elia and her older sister had just sat down, and they were both eating a bowl of ice cream. My dad was walking by and told me that Elia had dropped her spoonful of ice cream on the floor. I looked up from the kitchen, about 5 steps away from where she was at the dining room table. Only to see that Elia’s eyes were huge and she was starting to panic. She tried to take a drink of water, I heard her gurgling. Then she grabbed at her mouth, and a lot of ice cream was bubbling out of her mouth and nose. I said, “She’s choking!!” I then rushed over and started performing the abdominal thrusts on her, it wasn’t working. My dad rushed to the spot I told him I kept the LifeVac and he ripped it all open for me. I quickly handed Elia to my dad, and he held her to his chest. I placed the LifeVac on her face and plunged it one time and all of the ice cream came out of both her mouth and nose, and she started to cry. I am so thankful that I purchased this about a year ago, I never want this to happen again. One use was all it took to help her. I am also so thankful that my dad was there to help me.”

— Hero Mother

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