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KMBC 9: Woman says CPR training kicked in when she found her baby not breathing

By Alan Shope 

A Lansing mother said she woke up at 4 a.m. to find her infant daughter had stopped breathing. Doctors said that what she did after that saved the baby's life.

"She was a perfectly healthy 7-week-old baby, nothing wrong with her and then she has a heart attack," said mother, Angela Luneau. 

Angela Luneau found Everleigh gasping for air.

"Immediately I knew something wasn't right," she said.

Angela Luneau said she called 911, but before she could get help, she said that Everleigh stopped breathing.

"I started CPR on her," she said.

"I don't even know how to describe the terror," Angela Luneau said.

It's what she did next that doctors say probably save the baby -- she remained calm.

"I just laid her on a flat surface, tilted her head back, gave her two breaths and watched the rise of her chest," Angela Luneau said.

While in the Army, Angela Luneau said she received CPR training.

Everleigh was brought to Children's Mercy Hospital, where doctors put in a pacemaker and she's doing OK now. Everleigh is now 4 months old and gets regular checkups at Children's Mercy Hospital's heart center.


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