Excerpts from wgntv.com:

Several suburban paramedics were hailed as true lifesavers Monday after they saved the life of a man suffering from a heart attack—and they got a critical helping hand from a civilian who started CPR before they arrived.

Wayne Stringham, 64, suffered a heart attack at the Community Fellowship Church. His friend, Joe Gomilar, and another man were right there with him. Stringham had no pulse and wasn’t breathing Gomilar immediately started CPR. Gomilar was able to get Stringham breathing again.

That’s when the first responders firefighter/paramedics arrived from the Carol Stream Fire Protection District. Jeremy Roman, Rusty Grenier, Chad Grandgeorge, and Chris Debold shocked his heart back to normal and administered drugs.

The first responders firefighter/paramedics and Gomilar were meritoriously recognized by the department for their life-saving efforts.

Stringham believes divine intervention played a role.

thanks Dan

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