Forsyth County News Story

I wanted to share a wonderful news article and video from Forsyth County Schools. On March 16, the school nurse at Cumming Elementary School, Kathy Gregory, was able to save the life of a student who had fallen on the playground resulting in an open fracture of her arm and severed brachial artery. The student was bleeding profusely, and Gregory grabbed a Stop the Bleed kit and sprung into action. Gregory said that one day prior to the incident, she had received a shipment of emergency tourniquet kits from Stop the Bleed. The use of a tourniquet saved the life of this 9 year old student!

Stop the Bleed is an initiative funded by the Georgia Trauma Commission and was developed because of the increasing number of active shooter and mass casualty events across the nation. Gov. Nathan Deal has been a strong advocate of the program and played a key role in launching the initiative to fund training and equip all Georgia Public Schools with bleeding control kits. In 2017, Georgia launched the nationwide “Stop the Bleed” campaign, that puts knowledge gained by first responders and our military into the hands of the public to help save lives by stopping uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations.