Teen saves grandmother with CPR

Zahrah Ibrahim was keeping score at a championship basketball game when she noticed her family panicking


By EMS1 Staff

MERRICK, N.Y. — A 17-year-old is being hailed as a hero after performing lifesaving CPR on her grandmother.

CBS New York reported that Zahrah Ibrahim, a high school senior, was keeping score at a championship basketball game when she noticed her family panicking on the other side of the court. Ibrahim's 78-year-old grandmother had collapsed and was unconscious.

"It was really, really scary," Ibrahim said.

Ibrahim, who is a competitive swimmer and lifeguard, is certified in CPR.

"I started doing compressions for less than a minute and then my grandmother was like, 'Ow, stop!' and she was revived. I literally just grabbed her hand and just sat there. You never know. If I wasn’t' certified or no one else was certified, I don't know if she would be here."

Her grandmother, thanks to Ibrahim, is at home recovering.

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