Dad Uses "The Office" To Save His Daughter


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A father credits The Office with helping save his four-year-old daughter.

Matt Uber was playing with his daughter when she suddenly collapsed on the floor. Uber never learned how to perform CPR, did watch an episode of The Office in which the staff had a CPR training session, which devolved into an office-wide rendition of the Bee Gees' hit, Stayin' Alive.

"When I was trying to think about what do I know about CPR, (my mind literally went) to that episode of The Office, where they are doing CPR training and doing the compressions to the beat of Stayin' Alive," Uber said. "It's just what kicks in, what's in your head, and that's fortunate."

Uber's wife called 911, and the operator helped keep Uber calm as he attempted CPR. When paramedics arrived, they used a defibrillator to jump-start the girl's heart before she was rushed to the hospital. Doctors diagnosed the girl with cardio ventricular non-compaction, a muscular condition where the ventricles in the heart don't develop properly.

After conducting more tests, doctors determined the girl had calmodulinopathy, a rare and life-threatening condition that causes children to have an irregular heartbeat.

The young girl is recovering from the surgery and is getting back to her normal life.


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