BLOOMINGDALE - Some Passaic County teens are being called heroes after saving the life of a fellow student who was having a seizure and couldn't breathe.
Brooke Gurnari, 17, a student at Morris County School of Technology, says she was waiting for the bus when she noticed a boy's face turn blue. She acted quickly, asking other students to help her administer CPR until the paramedics arrived.
Gurnari performed CPR for 10 minutes. "I flipped him over. I said, 'I'm doing CPR,' and I started the chest compressions and I told Peter to start doing the rescue breaths and he did come back."
Principal Lynne Jackson says Gunari is a student of the Health Care Sciences Academy. "Her training here undoubtedly played a role- significant role- of keeping composed and calm, and taking the lead in a situation," she says. "And we are, as a school, incredibly proud of Brooke and all of her classmates who came to the aid of their friend."
For an extended interview with Gurnari, watch the clip to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.