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Thanks to first responders: life saved


September 23, 2020

The evening of August 22nd I saw my beloved partner Sam stricken with cardiac arrest. Thankfully, training from years ago spun me into action and I began chest compressions immediately while calling 911.

Minutes later help burst through the door from Fire District 13, then La Conner Fire Department and then two paramedics from Mount Vernon. A compliment of ten folks attended to Sam for a harrowing 45 minutes of defibrillation and CPR. Finally his heart began beating!

After fighting his way through a hospital-induced hypothermic coma, and several days in the ICU at Providence Hospital, Sam...

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