Posted on 11/27/2021

Survivor: Mary Beth El Gouhary

Date of Event:

Location of Event: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Marlene Naranjo

My friend Marlene and I were at a Senior Center dancing when I collapsed and died! Marlene, who had just taken a course in hands-only CPR, rushed to my side and began compressions while calling for someone to call 911.

Luckily there was an AED available and so she hooked me up to it and gave me one shock and then continued compressions. There were trained workers at the center but no one assisted her. She brought me back to life before the EMTs arrived.

I had quadruple bypass surgery a few days later!

Submitted by Mary Beth El Gouhary