Family emergencies drove creation of The CPR LifeWrap

January 10, 2017  |  |  Tom Ballard  |  News

While Felicia Jackson describes herself as a “closet inventor,” it was two family emergencies – one that ended on a positive note, but one that did not – that led her to create something called The CPR LifeWrap. The Chattanooga native and mother of three has spent more than 20 years in the medical field in acute inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient care, and home health settings. Jackson holds an A.A.S. Degree from Chattanooga State Technical Community College and currently works as a Physical Therapy Assistant at Memorial Hospital.

Even with her experience and training including certification in CPR, she says she was not prepared for the first of those two emergencies when her then two-year old son was choking in the back seat of the family car. “He was blue, and I had forgotten all I had learned,” Jackson says of experience 14 years ago. Fortunately, her husband swung into action and removed the piece of food that was the problem.

Fast forward to 2008, and the outcome was far different. Jackson’s niece attempted suicide, only to be successfully revived by paramedics. Unfortunately, the relative died the next day.

Two years later, Jackson told us she recalls a dream in which she vividly saw what became The CPR LifeWrap.