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

Brian Hutchins

On August 15, 2011, Delores DuMond, a 77-year-old woman from Hudson, NY, was enjoying lunch at the Beekman Arms Restaurant, in Rhinebeck, NY. When she suddenly fell into sudden cardiac arrest, her life was saved by bystanders who called 911, performed CPR and utilized an AED on site to save her life. The victim was conscious before the ambulance arrived. While an employee called 911, an… Read More

Ron Noe, Ray Trevino, & Captain Frank Meyer

I am pleased to nominate the team of FAA Inspector Ron Noe, FAA Inspector Ray Trevino, American Airlines pilot Captain Frank Meyer and a second, unidentified, American Airlines pilot for the People Saving People Award. Though they had not worked together as a team prior to the sudden cardiac arrest that Capt. Matt Taylor suffered, they immediately worked together to give Capt. Taylor a “second… Read More

Scott Harden, Pete Walka, Ron Knoll

I would like to nominate Scott Harden, who was my husband at the time, that I fell victim to sudden cardiac arrest. I would also like to nominate Pete Walka (Battalion Chief) and his crew with Guardian Medical Transport, Ron Knoll (our neighbor) and the 911 dispatcher (Kim). Our lives changed forever on Tuesday, November 18, 2008. I was 33 years old, a teacher, and a mother of 2. I went into… Read More

Mark Miller

My husband Mark and I were married July 26, 2008. We were recent college grads, in love, and ready to start our life together. Little did we know how challenging the road ahead would be. Soon after our wedding we found out we were pregnant with our daughter, Kaylee. We were ecstatic and looked forward to her arrival. A few months after Kaylee’s birth I noticed that I was feeling extremely… Read More

Rita Casper, Maura Eisenhood

I was in the gym with a friend at around 6:15AM on September 19th when I was struck down with an SCA. During the incident I bit off a piece of my tongue and was bleeding from the mouth. None of the people who stepped forward to help me knew anything about me, other than they had perhaps seen me there before. Not a single one of my rescuers ,Rita, Maura or Richard (whom I've not had contact with… Read More