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How 'Grey's Anatomy' Helped a Daughter Save Her Mom

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 5th 2011 9:55AM
How Grey's Anatomy Helped Daughter Save MomFor those who think you can't learn anything from TV, take note: 'Grey's Anatomy' helped a young girl save her mother's life.

According to the Sheboygan Press, Kandace Seyferth unresponsive at the bottom of her stairs, unable to breathe because of a severe asthma attack. Her 10-year-old daughter flew into action. Madisyn Kestell called 911, then along with a friend, administered CPR, something she learned from ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy.'

"Me and my mom watch the show every Thursday, and I learned it from there," Kestell said. The young girl performed mouth-to-mouth while her friend, Katelynn Vreeke, pounded on Seyferth's chest.

Emergency response workers took it from there, but applauded the young girls.

This isn't the first time a TV show has helped young kids stay calm and perform in an emergency situation. In early 2011 a Portland teen survived in the wilderness using tips he saw on 'Man vs. Wild' and 'Survivor Man.' He spent 10 hours outside in below-freezing temperatures, but built a snow bank to say warm. Additionally, in 2010, a technique on 'SpongeBob SquarePants' is credited with helping an 8-year-old boy save another young child from drowning.

Dusty Poisson, Seyferth's fiance, was at work when the incident occurred, but praised the girls for their response.

"We have to chuckle afterwards to find out they learned it from 'Grey's Anatomy' ... but chuckle in a good way," he said.

Tell us: Have you learned any basic survival/emergency tips from TV?



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pooua

For every show that shows the right way to do things, there are several shows that show the wrong way. Yet, if one were to suggest that shows portraying bad behavior have a bad affect on society, many people would deny it. So, stories like this one have to make us wonder.

December 05 2011 at 7:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cathrine

awesome :)

December 05 2011 at 6:54 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
mclistener

Well done Kestell. You girls did so well!!! When my son was 2 he swallowed a penny and was choking, I had just seen a 9/11 show and dislodged it as they had done, I know it saved his life. Quality TV is a life saver.

December 05 2011 at 6:46 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
rilaza2005

dr659-my sister got remarried,so her kids have a different last name than she does.There are logical explainations,but what does it matter?As to the story-great job,girls!

December 05 2011 at 6:36 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
kmackabee

Good Job kid! You saved your Mother and now are going to be able to watch you fav shows!

December 05 2011 at 6:25 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
dr659

Do mothers today EVER have the same last names as thier young children ?

December 05 2011 at 5:25 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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kces91

Why does that matter...? I don't have the same last name as my mother, and I'm a little confused as to what judgement you're making from that.

December 05 2011 at 6:00 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
ABBY

I don't think so. Watch any "real" cop show on TV and see how many different last names appear within the same "family". You are 100% right!

December 05 2011 at 11:17 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
bulmercarol

I can't imagine why a ten year old would be watching Grey's Anatomy.

December 05 2011 at 5:16 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
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shopsrus2010

because she wants to

December 05 2011 at 5:19 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Sarah

I watch the show every week and i am trained in CPR and First Aid and sometimes watching a show can help people learn things. Also there is nothing wrong with the show I think it is awesome that she was able to save her mom. Yes if a person if unconcious you have to give chest compresion and just to let everyone know chest compresions are the best thing to give it allow the heart to stay beating and if you can give breath that is good to. So to the person that wrote about the that unless the person is in cardic arrest that you should not give chest compresion well you are wrong. Anytime a person a person is unconcious you are to give them chest compresions and even if a person has asthma attack but when they become unconcious it is the best to give them breath because it allows oxygen into their lungs.

December 05 2011 at 5:08 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Sabrina Horn

thats amazing

December 05 2011 at 4:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
raymondjj70

I hate that show..who cares!!!

December 05 2011 at 4:47 PM Report abuse -6 rate up rate down Reply
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shopsrus2010

raymondjj you dont care that a child saved her mothers life. You are scum of the earth.

December 05 2011 at 5:20 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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Loren

i agree. So what if she learned it from a show. Look at the big picture; she saved her mom's life and that's absolutely incredible at that age to spring into action. Regardless of hating a show, which is petty and immature, what that girl learned saved her mother's life. Grow up and see the bigger picture. Would you be saying the same thing if it was your loved one? I highly doubt it..

December 05 2011 at 8:01 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down

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