Pleasant Garden, NC -- Gabby and Julie Griffin are just like any other 13-year-old girls.
They're in the 7th grade at Northeastern Randolph Middle School.
They play sports, they help their parents with chores, but these seemingly ordinary sisters are anything but that.
"We hope that in the end, that maybe all the other schools in the county will want to do this because of what we have done," explained Gabby Griffin.
What they've done is inspire an entire school while on a mission to save lives.
"We found this article in the newspaper about a boy who had gone into cardiac arrest in the gym, and a life guard and a boy scout were there, and they ran and got the AED and hooked him up to it and by the time the paramedics had gotten there, they said if the boys had not hooked him up to the AED he would have died," said Gabby's twin sister, Julie.
First, the girls convinced their school's booster club to purchase a second Automated External Defibrillator for the gym. Then, "we decided to take that another step further and train and certify our whole staff on how to use the AED should an event arise," said Casey Harris, Assistant Principal, Northeastern Randolph Middle School.
"It benefits everyone else if everyone else is trained because, if half the teachers aren't there, and that's the half that is trained, then nobody would be there to help save the person's life so it's important to have everyone trained," explained Gabby.
"No age is put on your ability to do something, and with the right support and the right resources, really, anything is possible," said their mom, Debbie Griffin.
In November, all of Northeastern Randolph Middle School's staff will be CPR and AED trained and certified.
The twins hope their story will inspire other school systems to follow suit and train their staff.
WFMY News 2