I suffered an sudden cardiac arrest exercising at house – the quick-thinking actions of my daughter saved my life

LIFESAVER I suffered an sudden cardiac arrest exercising at house – the quick-thinking actions of my daughter saved my life

AN IRISH dad has informed how the quick-thinking actions of his daughter helped save his life when he suffered a cardiac arrest whereas exercising at house.

Molua Donohue was saved by CPR carried out by his 18-year-old daughter Alannah after catastrophe struck as he was understanding on a rowing machine.

4 Sligo marathon runner Molua Donohoe’s life was saved by the short CPR actions of his 18-year-old daughter Alannah

4 Molua suffered the well being subject whereas on a rowing machine

4 He was saved by CPR

The marathon runner has shared his story with RNLI for Restart A Coronary heart Day as we speak.

His life was saved final yr by his daughter who carried out CPR together with native Group First Responders.

Molua, from Rosses Level in Sligo, was exercising on a rowing machine when he suffered an sudden cardiac arrest and collapsed.

Alannah carried out CPR together with Group First Responders, Reece Cawley and RNLI volunteer Daryl Ewing.

He defined: “I had run greater than 50 marathons and was usually in good well being once I collapsed.

“Fortunately my teenage daughter Alannah was in the home and instantly began CPR taking directions on the cellphone from the Emergency Companies.

“Alannah discovered a bit about CPR in transition yr and gave the call-taker our eircode.”

First Responder Reece Cawley was on the scene inside minutes to assist after he obtained a textual content from the HSE Nationwide Ambulance Service.

Reece is a member of a brand new Group First Responder group within the space – which had solely been energetic for 3 weeks when Molua suffered his well being scare.

Molua defined: “Reece occurred to be at a gathering on the close by RNLI station as he’s additionally a volunteer crew member there.

“He took the defibrillator off the wall when he acquired the textual content and was pushed to our home a mile away by RNLI Volunteer Daryl Ewing.

“They each utilized the defibrillator which gave me a shock and my coronary heart restarted and shortly afterwards the Nationwide Ambulance Service arrived.

“It’s vital that as many individuals as potential are conscious of CPR and know the place defibrillators are positioned and tips on how to use them. It needs to be like studying to trip a motorcycle.


“CPR and a defibrillator saved my life. I’d urge anybody to do a CPR course. They may let you know tips on how to use a defibrillator and you possibly can save somebody’s life. I didn’t realise how vital they’re.”

Molua is selling Restart a Coronary heart Day which goals to focus on the function that Group First Responders play in saving lives.

He’s encouraging most people to know the situation of automated exterior defibrillators (AED).

Molua was reunited with Reece and Daryl, the HSE paramedics and the ambulance dispatcher who had been all concerned.

Molua defined: “I can’t thank them sufficient. I’d positively encourage individuals to start out Group First Responder Teams the place they’re wanted, particularly in rural elements of the nation.

“Time is of the essence when somebody has a coronary heart assault and CPR can maintain you going till the ambulance crew get to you.”

He was handled in Sligo College Hospital after which had two stents inserted within the Mater Hospital in Dublin.


This was because of him having partial blockages in two arteries.

He works as a lecturer within the Atlantic Technological College and has returned to work and has resumed coaching on his bike and strolling for a few hours a day.

Following a latest vacation to Majorca along with his household he mentioned he’s “feeling good”.

Director of the HSE Nationwide Ambulance Service, Robert Morton mentioned: “Out of hospital cardiac arrest survival depends on early recognition of an emergency, alerting the Emergency Medical Companies, good high quality CPR and early defibrillation.

“Because the actions of Alannah and Reece reveal, Group First Responders could make all of the distinction when an out of hospital cardiac arrest happens. Via their swift actions, Molua is right here with us as we speak to assist have a good time Restart a Coronary heart Day.”