Posted on 05/09/2014

On March 22, 2007, Linda, Dana, and Diane showed up to what they thought was going to be a Sacred Heart Ladies' Guild board meeting.  Little did they know they were in for a lot more. Within minutes of the meeting starting, I passed out without any warning. Dana and Diane knew immediately that I needed help. They got me to the floor and took over. Dana started chest compressions and Diane was ready to breathe when needed. When EMS arrived about seven minutes after the beginning of this event, they were still giving CPR and had not stopped once. They knew my life was in their hands. Even though CPR in very physically demanding, Dana and Diane knew it was all I had.  Without them stepping forward, I would not be here today! I have had five more years with my family. I have seen both my girl's make their First Holy Communions. I have had five more anniversaries with my husband, and I have met my first niece and nephew.  I'm a survivor only because Dana and Diane knew CPR! They truly define the words: angels and heroes!

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Nominated by Linda Dickson, Florrisant, MO