Hero on aisle 8: Pitt County cashier saves customer's life
Grocery store cashier and recent nursing school graduate Maia White springs into action, performing CPR when a customer suffers a life-threatening emergency.
to say that. Yes, ma'am, it was your typical Friday at the Food Lion on Turnberry Drive in Greenville. You have a good one. Maya White, a cashier at Food Lion, was doing her normal duties at work until basically had a customer passed out. All out. Number eight. And she was turning blue in the face and she wasn't breathing. She didn't have a pulse. An announcement came over the speakers, urging anyone who knew CPR to please help. White, also a recent nursing school graduate from Pit Community college, answered the call. It took me a second to realize what was happening. I said, You know, well, I'm certified and nobody else said anything. And when she said they needed help on eight, my instinct was to just run. At that point, my one of my sales associates rushed down the aisle, jumped down on her knees and immediately started administering CPR to this young lady. I checked for her pulse in her neck. She didn't have a poster is weak, and that's when I realized I needed to start CPR. Maya White said she learned everything she knew from nursing school, but she was still, uh, terrified um Because I told my coworkers, uh, is one thing working on a dummy, But this is a live situation, and you wanna get it right? Likely she was there to help this lady and save your life. It feels good as a manager knowing that I have a team here that I can trust when I'm not here in my store and because of this local hero there, we have a good one. A woman is alive beyond grateful that she is okay. A very overwhelming but proud moment.