How to save a life ... or lives! Sorry, I don't know how to get rid of the irritating initial ad. Just thirteen years old - what will he be capable of when twice that age? Knowing what to do on the spur of the moment is not easy but if you do, you could save a life. Here is just one of life's many twists and turns. The fact is that after only seconds of a person being unable to breathe, irreversible brain damage begins, gradually progressing, and unless someone acts, a life could be lost. This is a subject we should all master.