A Royal Save

2014 Nominee – Brian Bishop Survivor Mykal Duncan, Kansas City, MO – 15 at time of event (2013) Location of event – Kansas City Royals baseball game Our daughter, Mykal Duncan, was a healthy and active 15-year-old in May of 2013. She was a swimmer who had just finished taking her lifeguarding classes and passed. She got a job at the local pool to lifeguard in the summer. She was running track and… Read More

John Barrasso Exemplifies Boy Scout Motto, "Be Prepared"

2014 Nominee – John Barrasso Survivor – Elaine McLeod, Monroe, CT – 50 at time of event (2014) Location of event – Banquet facility I believe John Barrasso deserves special recognition for this event is because he purchased an AED for his vehicle to have available if there was ever a need for one. John is a Director for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Connecticut. He participated in a… Read More

I Gave Him Life. 37 Years Later, He Gave It Back to Me

2014 Nominee – Travis Ederer Survivor Kathleen Miles, Orcutt, CA – 57 at time of event (2010) Location of event – Home On September 25, 1973, my heart truly started. At the age of 20, I gave birth to the most amazing son, Travis. The fullness and love was all encompassing almost more than my body could contain. Then again on September 25, 2010 (37 years later), my heart stopped and was… Read More

Men Bonded by Near Tragedy, Credit AED in Church Gym for Saving a Life

2014 Nominees – Marco Hernandez, Lee Miller, Ron Newman, Tim Sjostrom, Mike Stoner and Demetrio Torres  Survivor Matt Krueger, St. Charles, IL – 36 at time of event (2013) Location of event – Church gym Just after starting to play a basketball game this particular morning, play stopped because there was apparently some type of injury on the adjacent court. My initial thought was that somebody had… Read More

My Guardian Angel

2014 Nominee – Sue Hostler Survivor Robert Hallinan, Philadelphia, PA – 25 at time of event (2013) Location of event – Airport My name is Robert Hallinan, a 25-year-old sudden cardiac arrest survivor. I would like to nominate my savior, Sue Hostler, for the "People Saving People" Award. On August 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm, I entered an elevator in terminal F of the Philadelphia International Airport… Read More

There Is No Way to Thank Them Enough

2014 Nominees – Mary Ellen Scott and Beth (Scott) Rittenhouse Survivor Doug Scott, Huntington, IN – 53 at time of event (2014) Location of event – Home My name is Doug Scott, age 53, from Huntington, Indiana. This may seem rare but I have two people to nominate, my wife and daughter, Mary Ellen Scott and Beth (Scott) Rittenhouse. My event occurred on January 2, 2014, at my home. Through their… Read More

Dana Heisserer and Diane Williams

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… Read More

Theodore Kauffman (plus Serena Kauffman, Rhiannon Kauffman & Holden Greene)

I owe my current life, physically, mentally and emotionally to the swift and dedicated actions of my family. I am a high school principal and my husband, Ted, is a math & science teacher. My husband was re-certified in CPR & AED use as part of his school staff training to start the new school year the week before my cardiac arrest. My eldest daughter, Rhiannon (19), a life guard, and her… Read More

Stephen Gaylord Rich

Because of my husband's quick actions and his willingness to do something about my collapse in front of him, I am alive today. Without his performing CPR and artificial respirations, I wouldn't be here today. This event occurred at the end of a very long, busy day working outside for both of us. He could have given up, he could have panicked, but he didn't. He had the presence of mind to start… Read More

Bianca Weber

My daughter, Bianca Weber, joined the Chatham Emergency Squad shortly after her 16th birthday and has now been an EMT for three years. Bianca is also a sophomore nursing major at The College of New Jersey, where she is the crew chief on the Tuesday night EMS crew. Bianca has donated much of her time to helping others in emergency situations, however her calm and swift decisions on July 4, 2012,… Read More