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Life saving mum Alex McHugh backs St John Ambulance's campaign

Mum Alex McHugh, aged 33 from Wigan, saved her son Joel’s life after he stopped breathing at just seven weeks old when the family were getting into the car after the school run. Alex only knew what to do after she had seen a St John Ambulance baby CPR advert just a day prior to the incident.


The terrifying incident came after Joel was antenatally diagnosed with CCAM, (congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation) a foetal lung lesion which required surgery whilst Alex was still pregnant with Joel, and a high risk surgery at three days old to remove most of his left lung.

Alex is now encouraging others to save lives by backing the babygrow.


Alex said: ‘To have CPR advice on an everyday item like a babygrow will be so helpful to parents and will highlight the importance of learning baby first aid so they can be prepared in an emergency like I was. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare that their child will stop breathing and this easy to understand advice can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.’


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