Although some may think the subject matter and content of the popular primetime TV drama "Grey's Anatomy" may be too mature for children, here's an instance where it provided some life-saving lessons.
A 10-year-old Sheboygan, Wis., girl was able to save her mother's life using techniques that she had seen on Grey's anatomy, according to The Sheboygan Press. Madisyn Kestell and her friend Katelynn Vreeke, 12, found Kestell's mother, Kandace Seyferth, unconscious on the floor last week after she suffered an asthma attack. The girls called 911 and performed CPR, actions which officials say helped contribute to the positive outcome of this situation.
Watch the local WSIN report:
The Sheboygan Press reports Fire Chief Jeff Hermann as saying the girls did just what they should have, calling 911 first -- responders came within four minutes -- and turning Seyferth over to resuscitate her:
"These kids did what they were supposed to do and they should be commended for the speed of their actions as well as the actions themselves," Hermann said.
"It's pretty good for them (the girls) to react that way in an emergency situation like that," Hermann said.
Seyferth said she is thankful her daughter acted so quickly.
"You have no idea how proud I am," she said. "I can't believe it. I'm in shock."
The report states that the mother and daughter watch Grey's Anatomy every Thursday, and continue to do so now reviewing what they've learned after the episodes with "a little chuckle," according to Seyferth's fiancé, Dusty Poisson.
The Telegraph reports that this instance is not the only one crediting Grey's with life-saving actions. It reports that recently an Edmonton, Canada, nurse was inspired by the show to donate a kidney to someone in desparate need through the national organ donor list.