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Inspiring Nepal with CPR & First Aid Training

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Nepal CPR TrainingNepal is a truly amazing place. It is full of enlightenment and is an inspiration to everyone who journeys there.

The community surrounding Thames College in Kathmandu is currently in the process of setting up their first international American Heart Association training center in Kathmandu.   The Disque Foundation was honored to support the effort by providing CPR, AED, and First Aid training to inspire those who have so inspired to the world.

Fritz Demonstrates Heart-Saving Techniques at Elk Grove High School

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Elk Grove High School of Illinois has decided to work with the American Heart Association in a terrific effort to inform and instruct the young adults and families of Elk Grove High School on heart saving information during the basketball game. The American Heart Association commemorates Go Red For Women during February, heart health awareness month, to support women with heart related diseases.

Dr. Disque teaches CPR to the AHA Associate Board of Chicago

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AHA Associate Board of Chicago

The salvation of a human life is a priceless and enormously fulfilling task that most people assume is performed strictly by doctors and trained professionals.  This belief, however, is tremendously far from true. Anyone can save a life with the correct knowledge and unpretentious training that Dr. Karl “Fritz” Disque DO, Director of the Disque Foundation, offers.

The Disque Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the dual task of enhancing health care education and motivating others to live inspired lives. A worldwide goal, members of the foundation have contributed in Panama, Haiti, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, and the United States.

Chicago State University Taking Action Against Cardiovascular

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The heart, the first-developing organ, is the complex and central structure to health in the human body. Recently, Dr. Disque and the American Heart Association taught a course to the staff at Chicago State University containing unquestionably vital information about key components of heart health. Dr. Disque’s presentation Taking Action Against Cardiovascular Disease, entirely discussed and explained cardiovascular disease in an unpretentious and instructive approach.

A Child Named Baby By Dr. Karl Disque

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We recently traveled to Bocas del Toro, Panama to assist with the
Floating Doctors, an amazing organization dedicated to bringing medical relief to remote coastal communities. We had heard stories of the need and poverty in the communities that they served and we were filled with anticipation of what we might experience.

On the first day of clinic in Ensenada, a mother brought in her beautiful 18-month-old daughter who was having difficulty breathing. Working with the interpreter, we were able to gather that the family cooked all foods indoors by open fire, leaving the house constantly smoky. Though this is a common practice in the area, it can lead to a plethora of respiratory problems among members of the community.