|In 2016, Pauline Meyer suffered cardiac arrest after her heart unexpectedly malfunctioned and stopped beating in her sleep. “Nothing, I don’t remember anything” Pauline said. Pauline’s husband, Travis, noticed that she was cold to the touch and immediately started performing hands-only CPR. Their daughter Hayley also jumped in and performed CPR for 10 minutes before EMS arrived.
Hayley was trained in CPR while attending the College of Charleston, but the first time she administered CPR was to save her mom. With a less than 6% chance of survival, Pauline was placed into a hypothermic coma and didn’t regain consciousness for five days. “You know, I believe that I was saved for a purpose. And I make every day count and live life to the fullest. It’s a blessing,” Pauline said. Pauline and Hayley are using their story to encourage more people to learn hands-only CPR and save more lives. Check out Pauline’s full story which was featured at the 2018 Charleston Go Red For Women Luncheon here.