Quick work saves a life
Mark Johnson was at a construction site when he suffered a heart attack.
Quick work by two men helped save his life.
“We’re going to share with you just an amazing story,” said Kevin Lee, North Memorial Ambulance.
Johnson doesn’t remember much about that day.
“I had some guardian angels with me that day, and because of them I got a chance,” Johnson said. “My family thanks them. Grandchildren thank them and from the bottom of my heart I thank them for their training and what they have done for me.”
Johnson, from Anderson Brothers in Brainerd, was present at a recent Crow Wing County Board meeting as Wayne Dosh from the Crow Wing County Highway Department and Dave Delfosse from Duininck Inc. out of Willmar were both recognized for their efforts to save his life.
Lee said Dosh and Delfosse performed CPR on the patient until a North Ambulance crew arrived. Dosh and Delfosse were recognized with Heart Saver Awards from North Ambulance.
“Keep in mind this is obviously a patient who is not breathing and doesn’t have a pulse,” Lee said. “The patient ended up living and doing very well.
“Without a shadow of a doubt this patient would not have survived if these gentleman wouldn’t have done CPR prior to our arrival. So thank you. Great work.”