Saving lives through CPR education

By Brandi Bailey

June 13, 2014 Updated Jun 13, 2014 at 6:59 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) A bill recently passed in the New York State Senate has deeper meaning for Doreen Rowe. The bill would ensure that high school students in New York State would learn how to administer CPR.

In December 2013, Rowe went into unexpected cardiac arrest.

She's only alive today because her daughter was able to give her CPR.

Rowe recently rallied in Albany with the American Heart Association to show her support for those who weren't as lucky as herself.

"I believe with this bill in place, we would have a much better chance when other people have sudden cardiac arrests like I did," Rowe said.

The bill is set to go to the assembly within the next week. Rowe said she's hopeful and will continue to rally for the cause.

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