Williston Teenager On Mission To Save Lives Through CPR Training

From: VPR News

A Williston teenager is on a literal life mission: He's in Washington DC lobbying members of Congress to keep funding for heart-related research conducted by the National Institutes of Health from being cut, due to federal sequestration.

For 15-year-old Tommy Watson, the trip to the Nation's Capitol is just another step on a journey that began with his efforts to make CPR training mandatory for students in Vermont before they graduate high school. 

"It was a great step to take because it's only 30 minutes and it teaches people how to save a life," Watson said.

That cause earned Watson an award from the American Heart Association as its Youth-Advocate of the Year.

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