Heroic Teen Saves Life; Learned CPR From Watching ‘The Sandlot’

We here at RSVLTS HQ are huge fans of The Sandlot — so much so, in fact, that we teamed up with 21st Century Fox on a whole collection of apparel saluting the classic film. And although we didn’t think it was possible, we now we have yet another reason to love The Sandlot: it saves lives.

Thirteen-year-old Miller Wilke of Edmond, Oklahoma, alerted his mother, Monica, that their housekeeper was having trouble breathing. Monica called 911 but the housekeeper’s condition worsened; Monica and Miller would have to administer CPR until paramedics arrived.

The dispatcher walked Miller and Monica through the CPR process, with Monica giving breaths while Miller performed chest compressions. Five minutes later, paramedics arrived and took the housekeeper to the hospital, where she made a full recovery. The doctors remarked that whoever administered CPR had done a great job. How was Miller able to do it? He said he knew about CPR from watching The Sandlot as a kid.

Miller Wilke walked a little taller that day. And we had to tip our hats to him…