**Note: the video above shows the teen performing CPR on the child**
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Officials say a Tennessee teenager who learned CPR at school used the training to save the life of an unresponsive toddler.
Kaela Eads said she was just finishing her shift at a fast-food restaurant in Bristol when a woman ran up to the drive-thru window holding a small child. Eads said she told the workers that her son wasn’t breathing and asked if anyone knew CPR. Eads said instinct took over and she ran outside to help.
Darrell Mears, a Bristol Tennessee Fire Department paramedic told the Bristol Herald Courier that the CPR administered by Eads saved the child’s life.
Eads, who is 18, said she doesn’t consider herself a hero. Eads told the Bristol Herald Courier that she wanted to know how the boy was doing so she went to visit him in the hospital. “…the front desk was able to find the family and they agreed to let me visit. The boy was doing OK and the entire family was so very thankful for everything.”
The teen says she’s considering a career in the medical field.