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ACTUALLY, 93, CPR is generally what SAVES the people. If not for that helpful samaritan, most people's heart would quit long before any ambulance shows up. Don't spew shit if you don't have a damned clue what you're talking about. That comment right there, that you in all your ignorance posted, could make the difference in whether or not someone decides to stop and perform CPR. Idiot.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, somewhere in the neighborhood of 4-6% of people who have a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive, if a bystander does CPR prior to EMS arriving. That is sadly, a pretty low number. I didn't say that OP shouldn't bother, just that they didn't necessarily save a life. They DID give that patient the only shot at survival they had, though, and that is to be commended. I'm not "spewing shit", "ignorant", or an "idiot", and I base that statement not only on statistics available to anyone who bothers to look it up, but on 20 years of experience in pre-hospital emergency medical response. And I didn't even have to call you nasty names.
First, you say "most people who require CPR." Then, to try to make your point valid, you change it to "Most people who have cardiac arrest." There are more reasons than that that a person might require CPR. So no, sadly, there was not a flawless victory won.
Firstly well done OP, you gave that guy a shot at survival. Yes the survival rates are low but they drop significantly for every minute someone doesn't receive CPR, so bystander CPR can save lives it buys time for the paramedics to get there with the defib. As for many other reasons someone might require CPR, care to list them? Cardiac arrest is essentially the only indication for CPR.
It cost you $40... It could have cost somebody their life. Focus on feeling good about your deed, fate will ensure that $40 gets back to you some other way :)
The supermarket shouldn't be responsible for replacing the forty dollars. They should however cooperate with local law enforcement in finding the culprit. But a gift certificate to show their appreciation certainly wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility.
Karma's either a bitch or your friend, OP! You were a hero for your quick and selfless actions. You'll get your $40 back and then some when the time is right and you least expect it.
Only the worst in humanity find an opportunity to steal no matter what. Hope they get hit by a bus.