Life or Death - My Family Travels

In June of 2009, my family and I once again took the long drive over to Ballwin, Missouri, to see my aunt and uncle. Our plans were to go shopping, hang out, and then go to the lake. So that just what we did, we spent the first couple days shopping and spending all of our money. Then it was time to hit the road to the lake. We woke up early because we had a long drive ahead of us. We finally got on the road, and when we did it started raining. About two hours later we made it to the Lake of the Ozarks. When we got there we went to the pool that was at the resort we were staying at. Then we decided we wanted to go out on the pontoon boat so my uncle went to put gas in it. When he got back he told us to get out of the pool and go to the boat and about that time a car pulled up and dropped off a family of about 10 people. One of the ladies said that she needed to sit down and catch her breath because she couldn’t breathe. She sat down and then her head fell over and she was unresponsive. My uncle tried to get her attention but when he tried to get her to answer she wouldn’t say, move or anything at all. Then my mom, who is a nurse, went over to give her CPR. My mom was trying and trying to help her and her family said she had just eaten a hotdog so they all thought she was choking on her hotdog. It turns out she wasn’t choking, but she was having problems with her heart. My mom kept trying but then my mom finally had to stop because she couldn’t breathe, and when the paramedics got there it was too late.  The rest of the time we were at the lake was different from then on. We were enjoying ourselves but we still couldn’t get around the fact that we just saw what we saw.




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