Too old to save lives? Never.
Lots of people think that when they 'get old' they are no longer needed or useful. We won't debate it - instead let's rephrase it:
Sometimes, when we have accumulated lots of life experience, we think that we can no longer contribute to the world.
Put like that it sounds contradictory doesn't it! Well, of course it is. No matter how old we are, we have lots of value and can offer amazing amounts of help to the world which, let's face it, needs help.
Here's a good example.
Wendy Smith was eighty-four but decided to learn first aid. So she did her first aid training with St John Ambulance. Just a way of passing time, you might say. Just a bit of amusement. Not likely to be of any use.
Her neighbour is still here to tell you different. After having a heart attack, he had stopped breathing. It's called 'died'. Because of her willingness to learn and have a positive impact on the world - despite being 84 years young - her neighbour survived. Wendy Smith, 84, saved his life. This eighty-four year old did CPR for ten minutes until the ambulance arrived.
So don't think you are too old. Don't think that your usefulness has come to an end. Because, at the end of the day, Wendy Smith and her neighbour are living proof of Age No Limit.
84 year old proves youre never too old to learn first aid
St Johns Ambulance (Australia)
The Importance of First Aid Training