Posted: Feb 02, 2010 10:41 PM EST
LA CROSSE (WKOW) — Quick thinking by a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student saved a fellow student’s life.
Clare Malinowski was in a kickboxing class at the school’s recreation center when she collapsed. Malinowski wasn’t breathing and her heart had stopped.
Two classmates started performing CPR while a staff member brought in a defibrillator.
They were able to save Malinowski, who is now recovering at a local hospital.
“A lot of people who were trained in CPR never thought they would use it, and people who don’t know CPR don’t think they will ever be in this situation, and someone’s who’s perfectly healthy will,” said Kayla Stonehouse, who performed CPR. “It will happen.”