Be a Breathing Buddy - A Guest Post by Cherrilynn Bisbano

"What are you doing? You could have killed me!" I was angry and scared.

In 1989, while attending Combat Camera School in Denver, Colorado, for the RI Air National Guard, I decided to take a scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus)  class. Three months was a long time to be away at school, so I filled my extra time at night with SCUBA lessons at the pool on base.

 I would chuckle at myself because I lived in the Ocean State and received my SCUBA certification in Denver where there is no ocean.

During the final certification qualifications we tested at Grand Lake, one of the deepest lakes in Colorado. It was time for buddy breathing. Buddy breathing is a rescue technique used in “out of air" emergencies. 



encouragement, the church, the body of Christ, Be a Breathing Buddy, Cherrilynn Bisbano