September 10, 2012 | by

The gift of life is in your hands

CPR Training ManikinThe last thing Robert Berue remembers before he died is sweeping freshly mowed grass clippings off the front porch of his Middletown home.

His third heart attack — which turned into cardiac arrest — happened on a sunny Saturday morning in June as some neighbors were outside on their lawns only a few doors away and unaware of what was happening.

That no one rushed to perform CPR before the paramedics arrived and revived him is something that doesn’t surprise Berue, who turned 50 in August.

After all, last year he watched his neighbor die in front of his house after he suffered cardiac arrest. As with Berue, the emergency medical responders performed CPR and revived his neighbor.

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