Woman Honors Husband By Helping Others Learn to Save Lives

Woman Honors Husband By Helping Others Learn to Save Lives

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After her husband died, she wanted to give back to the people who fought to save him.

Instead of flowers, Margaret Brown asked for donations in her husband Mark's obituary.

The community donated more than $2000, which bought new CPR manikins for the South Jefferson Rescue Squad, to teach others how to save lives.

Mark died two weeks after suffering sudden cardiac arrest, but he would have died much sooner if his wife hadn't given him CPR.

"The doctors did say, if I had not performed hands on CPR, he would never have made it to the hospital," Brown said.

"And unfortunately two weeks later he died from complications from that, but he would not have had that additional time had his wife not known CPR and started it at the scene," Deborah Singleton, executive director of the South Jefferson Rescue Squad said.

The rescue squad held a free "hands only" CPR training session Saturday, and will hold a full CPR training session on May 1 at 6pm.

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