On Wednesday, Debbie Clark and Gaylia Luna were traveling down Thatch Road on their way to Birmingham when a woman flagged them down with her lifeless son in her arms.
Brittany McCluskey had tried CPR in her house when she found her son, Kaden, face down and not breathing in the bathtub. She called 911 and ran outside for help when the boy started turning blue.
The two women stopped in the middle of the road. Luna grabbed the child and was able to get some fluid out of his lungs while Clark prepared a flat place in the back of her van to perform CPR. Luna and Clark had worked at Huntsville Hospital together for years but had never performed CPR on a patient. Clark says, "I probably didn't have to do but about 6 or 7 breaths and he started breathing some on his own. Then we just kind of watched him and then red lights came and it was the responders."
Clark currently works in the ER as a patient and family representative at Huntsville Hospital and Luna is a former Cardiac Tech. "Working here for 20 years, it just kicked in and we knew that baby needed help and that was what we were going to do" said Luna. The two were able to get Kaden breathing again before Med flight arrived. "I truly feel God was there with us and I'm just glad we were able to do something" says Luna. " I don't feel I did anything anybody else wouldn't have done."
The boy is listed in good condition in the Pediatric ICU at Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children.