I Credit My Wife for Knowing CPR, Staying Calm, and Following Dispatcher Instructions

2017 Nominee – Jaina Thompson Survivor – Brian Thompson, Scottsdale, AZ, 49 at time of event (December 2 , 1014) Location of Event – Neighborhood My name is Brian Thompson. I am from Scottsdale, Arizona, and the father of three kids. I would like to nominate my wife Jaina for the People Saving People Award. I have always been very active. I work out and eat healthy. I have never had any known… Read More

She Was Dead in the Street, But Now is Alive Because He Gave Her CPR

2017 Nominee – Ray Davidson Survivor – Kelly Plummer, Colorado Springs, CO, 45 at time of event (June 5, 2017) Location of Event – Neighborhood in Clarksville, TN Monday, June 5th, 2017, is the day that changed my life forever. Because of Ray Davidson, I will for the rest of my life, be known as a survivor of sudden cardiac arrest. It started like any other normal day. I had just finished… Read More

I Am a Deeply Proud and Forever Grateful Mom

2017 Nominees – Ryan and Taylor Kelley Survivor – Heather Kelley, Bellevue, WA, 48 at time of event (February 5, 2015) Location of Event – Public setting On February 5, 2015, Seattle threw the biggest party in our city’s history. Over 700,000 people braved sub-freezing temperatures and filled the streets to cheer on our first time Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. Much to their surprise and… Read More

A Testament to the Gift of Caring for Strangers

2017 Nominee – Ingrid Rasmussen Survivor – Paul Rasmussen, Minneapolis, MN, 34 at time of event (March 17, 2015) Location of Event – Restaurant To my loving wife, Ingrid, and those caring bystanders who came to my aid on the night of March 17, 2015. Please accept my sincere thanks for your compassion so freely given. The following is an account of Paul Rasmussen's cardiac arrest written by author… Read More

My Co-Workers' Fast and Calm Efforts Made All the Difference

2017 Nominees – Wade Petray and Colin Lee Survivor – Jeanne Burkart, Lincoln, NE, 56 at time of event (February 4, 2016) Location of Event – Workplace On the afternoon of February 4, 2016, I was in my cubicle at my place of employment, Crete Carrier Corporation, Lincoln, Nebraska, when without warning, I collapsed and stopped breathing. It was like a switch went off. One minute I was standing in… Read More

I Am So Lucky to Be Here

2017 Nominees – Kevin Marlow Survivor – Judy Marlow, Fowlmere, Hertfordshire, UK, 39 at time of event (February 3, 2014) Location of Event – Home I had returned home from work and was helping my young daughter with homework. When I was sitting at the table, I had a cardiac arrest. My husband, who caught me before I hit the floor and, had never performed CPR before. But he called the emergency… Read More

I Know That I Have A Living Angel in My Wife

2017 Nominee – Rose Lang Survivor – James Lang, Oshkosh, WI, 61 at time of event (May 26, 2016) Location of Event – Home Let me take you back to early 2016. I was (so I thought) a healthy man who ate right, was active, and lived a good life. My wife and I had just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on April 24, 2016. The evening of May 25, 2016 (a little over a month later) after having a… Read More

Tim Did Not Just Save My Heart that Easter Sunday...He Also Saved Our Daughters’ Hearts

2017 Nominee – Tim Webb Survivor – Michelle Webb, Ramsey, NJ, 48 at time of event (April 5, 2015) Location of Event – Home I would like to nominate my husband, Timothy Webb, for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation’s People Saving People Award. On April 5, 2015, Easter Sunday, I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at home while preparing dinner with my family. I was a healthy, fit, 48-year-old woman… Read More

My Son Was My Heartbeat Until EMS Arrived

2015 Nominees – Lori Mullen and Robert Mullen III Survivor – Robert Mullen, Cincinnati, OH, 53 at time of event (June 27, 2013) Location of event – Home On June 27, 2013, I suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and died. For those who do not know, sudden cardiac arrest is not a heart attack. A heart attack is caused by a blockage, whereas sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the electrical system… Read More

Immediate CPR Before EMS Arrival Was the Reason for Joe's Survival

2015 Nominees – Josh and Jess Devou Survivor – Joe Devou, Levant, Maine, 49 at time of event (February 16, 2015) Location of event – Home I am writing to nominate my son and daughter for the People Saving People Award. On February 16, 2015, my husband suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in our home. Fortunately, due to a swift response from both of my children, he is still alive today. My daughter… Read More