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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bystander CPR helped save Conn. man's life

More and more we are seeing these stories.

If you haven't been trained in the past two years, please get trained, dag nab it. (Thank you Gabby H.)



A bystander, a nurse, and an off-duty New York City firefighter performed CPR on Ryan DeJonghe when he went into cardiac arrest

By Brian McCready
New Haven Register

WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Ryan DeJonghe says he would not be alive today if his parents weren't visiting from Ohio.

DeJonghe, 35, said if they weren't visiting, he would not have gone out to eat at Red Robin restaurant at the Westfield Connecticut Post mall in Milford on Feb. 19, a day that changed his life.

It was at Red Robin where DeJonghe went into cardiac arrest, and because of the quick action of several people, the father of two is alive.

"Usually, I would either be home alone with the kids or with my wife and kids. If that was the case, I wouldn't be (here) today," DeJonghe said.

DeJonghe, who came home from the hospital Tuesday, recalled feeling well, and then being shocked back to life in the emergency room at Milford Hospital.