At Living Hope we want to create an environment that reaches the whole family. Our Caregiver's Program was created to provide opportunities to learn, fellowship, and create a special bond over horses.
We are blessed to have one of our amazing moms, Debbie Evans, step up and volunteer to lead this mission as our Caregiver's Program Coordinator. Heart health, lifesaving techniques, and medical assistance are of upmost importance for Debbie. This passion led Debbie to arrange an amazing chance for everyone at Living Hope Equine Therapy to have the opportunity to become CPR certified. We are excited about this program and grateful for Debbie's vision to help build on Living Hope's goal to serve the whole family and disability community.
In May, the Living Hope Caregivers Group sponsored a CPR/AED/First Aid class to certify members in lifesaving techniques. The class was taught by American Heart Association trained instructor Regina Miller, RN. Regina is also a Lewisville ISD school nurse at Liberty Elementary in Flower Mound. Caregiver Group members were able to effectively learn CPR/AED and first aid in a hands-on environment and become fully CPR certified for two years.
If CPR is performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, it can double or triple a person’s chance of survival (American Heart Assoc. Facts & Stats). Seven members of the Caregivers group (including riding instructors, volunteers, and family members) are now certified AHA Heartsavers.
A huge thank you to Debbie for developing and arranging this event, and for helping put together this blog post! If you are interested in learning about or participating in events such as this, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter (link below) and follow us on Facebook!