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From: peter.heimlich@gmail.

com
Subject: blogger inquiry
To: cpap31564@aol.com, vrklette@elsa-trust.org, margo@grubbslaw.com
Cc: asaker@CINCINNA.GANNETT.COM, cmayhew@enquirer.com
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2019 13:24:09 -0400

V. Ruth Klette JD, LLM Tax, Trustee & CEO


Crystal D. Hoefinghoff RN, Board of Trustees
Margo L. Grubbs Esq., Legal Counsel
Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation
250 Grandview Drive, Suite 250
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017

Dear Ms. Klette, Ms. Hoefinghoff, and Ms. Grubbs:

This is me http://tinyurl.com/ych7o7dr I'd appreciate your answers to some quick questions for an item I'm
reporting on my blog.

According to a video featuring Ms. Klette posted on your Facebook on March 26, 2019 http://tinyurl.com/y39jbyfn
your foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Cincinnati's Heimlich Heroes first aid training program.

Here's a screenshot with an enlarged copy of the check; behind the check, please note the framed yellow poster.

1) How did your foundation come to award the grant and what are the names/job titles of the foundation's
employees who approved it? Can you provide me with a copy of the application and any other paperwork?

2) In the course of approving the grant, did any representatives of your foundation consult any medical authorities
to review the the content of Heimlich Heroes' training program? If so, please provide details.

As I reported last year https://www.the-sidebar.com/2018/06/happy-heimlich-maneuver-day-but-beware.html via


DVDs, online videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIawefSG5iQ , posters,* and other materials, Heimlich
Heroes claimed to have trained "more than 100,000 people." Apparently the training included that my dad's
namesake abdominal thrust maneuver should be performed on choking infants. 
* Here's a copy of the above-mentioned yellow poster with my markup and enlargement:
Per my blog item, to my knowledge no legitimate medical organization recommends performing "the Heimlich" on
infants. The American Heart Association and American Red Cross informed me that's because performing
abdominal thrusts on infants "may cause injuries." (Per this compilation I made of dozens of articles in the medical
literature http://tinyurl.com/y938os2h the use of abdominal thrusts has been associated with a wide range of
complications ranging from minor to life-threatening, so presumably those concerns would also apply to infants.)

Further, to my knowledge there has never been any published research re: performing the Heimlich maneuver on
infants. Some years ago I sent a cordial e-mail to Heimlich Heroes program manager Terri Huntington (who's
featured in your Facebook video). Among other questions I asked her to cite any published research that supports
the use of the treatment. She refused to answer my questions and instructed me never to contact her again.

So unless I'm missing something, Heimlich Heroes has apparently trained over 100,000 people to perform an
unapproved, experimental medical treatment that may cause life-threatening injuries to an infant.

Presumably your grant will help expand that training -- which some might consider an unsupervised medical
experiment -- hence these questions.

3) Are you aware of any legitimate medical organizations that recommend performing abdominal thrusts on infants?
Are you aware of any published research studies that support the treatment? If so, would you please provide me with
details? If you're not aware of any, as I unsuccessfully attempted, would you please ask Ms. Huntington to provide
same and inform me of her response? (Please feel free to copy me on any correspondence.)

I have no legal training or expertise, hence this question for Ms. Klette and Ms. Grubbs.

4) If a choking infant is injured (or worse) after having received abdominal thrusts and the would-be rescuer claims
s/he learned the procedure from Heimlich Heroes, are there any liability concerns? If so, please elaborate.

Please feel free to provide any other relevant statement/comment.

Thanks for your time/attention and I look forward to your answers. I plan to publish a week from today, so f you can
get back to me before Friday, April 5, that would be great.

Cheers, Peter
Peter M. Heimlich
Peachtree Corners, GA 30096 USA
ph: (208)474-7283
website: http://medfraud.info
blog: http://the-sidebar.com
e-mail: peter.heimlich@gmail.com
Twitter: @medfraud_pmh
bio: http://tinyurl.com/ych7o7dr

cc: Anne Saker, Chris Mayhew/Cincinnati Enquirer


Subject: Re: blogger inquiry
From: peter.heimlich@gmail.com
To: cpap31564@aol.com, vrklette@elsa-trust.org, margo@grubbslaw.com
Cc: asaker@CINCINNA.GANNETT.COM, cmayhew@enquirer.com
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 07:51:16 -0400

Dear Ms. Klette, Ms. Hoefinghoff, and Ms. Grubbs:

Two more quick questions, please.

I just spotted this 2018 grant on your website http://www.elsasulefoundation.org/recipient-list/

5) Would you please provide me with copies of the grant application, the grant, and any other paperwork?

Via Heimlich maneuver on unconscious persons causes controversy by Nick Kammerer, Rambler Newspapers
(Irvine, TX), November 24, 2014: http://tinyurl.com/ofv6e48

(The) American Heart Association and the American Red Cross, do not recommend using the Heimlich
maneuver on unconscious patients...Heimlich Heroes, a Cincinnati-based first aid program developed partly
by Henry Heimlich, is teaching students to perform the Heimlich maneuver on unconscious choking victims.
This means that school children are being taught a medical practice that is not recommended by the
American Heart Association or Red Cross, two highly credible public health organizations.

6) Prior to receiving this e-mail, were you aware of this information? Any comment?

Thanks for your continued time/attention and I look forward to your reply

Cheers, Peter

Peter M. Heimlich
Peachtree Corners, GA 30096 USA
ph: (208)474-7283
website: http://medfraud.info
blog: http://the-sidebar.com
e-mail: peter.heimlich@gmail.com
Twitter: @medfraud_pmh
bio: http://tinyurl.com/ych7o7dr