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Chicago medics reunite with cardiac arrest survivors

EMS providers, cardiac arrest survivors and bystanders who started CPR before responders arrived all met to celebrate and express their gratitude


CHICAGO — Smiles all around this morning at the Chicago Fire Department Academy. On Paramedics Day, paramedics were reunited with cardiac arrest survivors and Good Samaritans who helped out before paramedics had arrived.

Chicago Fire Department paramedic Christy Hoover says her ambulance wasn’t even a block away when Sara Aubrey’s newborn daughter needed help after being delivered at home.

Hoover says the baby wasn’t breathing and her heartbeat wasn’t strong, so CPR was started on her.

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