Jun 27, 2023 / 07:10 AM CDT
BASEHOR, Kan. A Basehor, Kansas man credits his 15-year-old daughter with saving his life. She performed CPR in their home before emergency responders arrived.
Payton Milford learned CPR through lifeguard training. She put it to use when Josh Putthoff collapsed in their basement and went into cardiac arrest.
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Paton was sleeping at the time. Their dog Gunnar ran to wake her up when mom Hailey Milford didnt know how to help.
She was the leader, Hailey said. She knew what to do, thank God because if she didnt we had like seconds or he wouldnt be here at all.
Putthoff made it to the hospital. He was in an induced coma for three days and caught pneumonia.
Doctors told Putthoff he had a less than 10% chance of survival. He says its thanks to Payton he lived.
The Basehor Police Department gave Payton a life saving award and challenge coin.
Chief Kevin Self says its a high honor for an officer or civilian to receive this hardware.
Payton, were proud of you. Keep up the good work and keep being strong and keep setting the example, he said.
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They dont know what caused Putthoffs heart to stop. Hes now wearing a defibrillator and has a couple broken ribs.
Putthoff encourages others to take CPR training.
Even if she didnt want to stay at that job, Im glad that she still went through with it, he said. Because I probably would not be here today.
Self says Payton is the kind of person they would love to have on the force.
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