BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Six Louisiana State University students received American Red Cross training to become someone’s saving grace.

“Turns out today here in LSU the fact that those students were trained on a skill designed to save someone’s life and they put it into action they weren’t afraid to do it. They helped to save someone’s life,” said Ed Bush, American Red Cross Executive Director of the West Chapter. 

19-year-old Noah Duncan was playing basketball when he collapsed. The students were quick to respond and 911 before performing six rounds of CPR. They used an AED shock to help the student regain consciousness before emergency personnel arrived.

A hero is defined as a person to distinguishes courage or ability, is admired for their brave deeds and noble qualities, and who in the opinion of others has heroic qualities or performed a heroic act,” said Bush.

Now the American Red Cross is honoring them.

350 plus student employees are first aid CPR trained at the professional rescue level, and that’s essential to success,” said Laurie Braden, executive director of LSU’s Recreational Center.

The last award was a surprise to Brittany Morriss, the trainer of the CPR course.

Braden gave advice to students.

“Pursue new knowledge to get Red Cross certified, whether it’s community first aid and CPR, or whether it’s a professional rescuer. I would advise students to get evolved,” said Braden.