Toddler hospitalized after CPR in taxi

A toddler was hospitalized after responders performed CPR in a taxi. The father of a 17-month old who became unresponsive while in a taxi in St. John’s stated that his son is still recovering in a hospital. He wants to thank those who helped saved the life of his boy.

Ordeal on the road

Jason Roddan was with his wife and toddler Christopher in a Jiffy Cab. They were headed to get groceries when the toddler stopped breathing.

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He removed him out of the car seat and placed him in the passenger side and started CPR for 15 minutes before the first responders arrived and took over.

Roddan stated that his child did not have a heart rate and not breathing. He removed him out of the car seat and placed him in the passenger side and started CPR for 15 minutes before the first responders arrived and took over.

Roddan eagerly thanks the rapid response from everyone involved. Things would have been much different. He is also thankful to the drivers, dispatcher Jay and paramedics who initiated the resuscitation efforts.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a CPR course and for more information, check out these sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-for-children

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

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