I learnt first aid ... then saved my grandad's life
ASK teenager Murium Asim how she felt after she saved her grandfather's life and she will sum it up with one word – honoured.
It was the quick-thinking schoolgirl who Muhammed Rashid turned to when he started suffering from chest pains while at the family's city home.
And, by recognising the symptoms of a heart attack, she was able to look after him until paramedics arrived and he was taken to hospital.
Murium, 16, learned her life-saving first aid skills during lessons at Derby High School but said she could not believe she actually had to use them.
She said: "You never know when you might need to help someone who is suffering, whether it be a close family member or someone you don't know.
"The satisfaction of knowing you have helped someone in a very difficult and potentially life-threatening situation is irreplaceable – as you cannot put a price on life."
And Murium said she completely agreed with the idea behind the Derby Telegraph's Save a Life Campaign.
We have teamed up with St John Ambulance to offer discount prices on first aid training – which means readers can learn to save lives for £10.
She said: "I strongly believe first aid is a great skill to have – accidents and illness can occur pretty much anywhere.
"Sometimes the situation can be very serious and it's critical you know about first aid and the various types of situations. That way, you can at least ease and improve the situation for the patient."
It was in February 2010 when Murium, who was 14 at the time, needed her skills to save her grandfather.
Murium, of Vincent Street, said: "It was a normal day and everyone was doing their own thing – I was doing research on the internet, my mum and grandma were in the kitchen making dinner and my brother was doing homework.
"My grandfather came into the living room complaining of chest pains, looking rather pale.
"He called my brother over, saying he didn't feel too well and my brother immediately came to me looking panicky and worried.
"I left what I was doing and rushed over to see if I could help with the situation."
Murium said she noticed her grandfather was also dizzy and pale, so she took his pulse and tried to make him comfortable.
By realising he was having a heart attack, she was able to explain this to the ambulance service's emergency operator – who told her to give him an aspirin tablet to chew.
She was also able to report her findings to the paramedics when they arrived, before accompanying her father and grandfather to hospital, where he later recovered.
Murium said: "Personally, I feel honoured to have been able to use the knowledge I gained while getting first aid training in a very difficult situation."