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Letter: What it takes to save a life

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Do you know how many people it takes to save a life? Not a question many of us have asked ourselves … ever. Unless your family is touched by a tragedy, I pray you never know the answer. 

The number isn’t relevant; it differs from case to case. What matters is that we, as residents of Gloucester, are reminded from time to time that the ones who do respond are so very important. As in the case with our family, my husband suffered a cardiac arrest while at work on Dec. 21, 2018, on a rural route in Gloucester County.

We quickly learned the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest. His heart stopped beating from a Ventricular Fibrillation and for a time, he died. Sudden onset, no notice at all. Very unexpected, especially in a man who worked out regularly and was training for the Marine Corps Marathon.

If not for the Grace of God, and the heroism of his co-workers, and first responders, he would not be here. You see, not as many ...

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