LYNN (CBS) – Maureen Kidney is simply out of the hospital with an implanted defibrillator – however no reminiscence of the heroics that saved her.
“I’ve been fortunate my complete life,” she mentioned. “I actually have.”
She actually was on the afternoon of Might 30th, when she picked up pal Kathy Savage from an in a single day keep at Salem Hospital, and started to drive again to Lynn.
However satirically, it was Maureen’s well being that may falter on the journey house.
“She went into full cardiac arrest,” Savage mentioned.
Thankfully, Maureen was already driving the brake as she slumped over unconscious on Highland Avenue in Salem, and Kathy reached over to seize the wheel, guiding the automotive to the roadside.
“I used to be in all probability what you’d name hysterical,” Savage admitted.
However in what appeared like seconds, a girl carrying a pink prime was outdoors the automotive.
“She appeared out of nowhere,” Savage mentioned. “And she or he mentioned ‘Are you in misery?’ And I mentioned ‘Sure, we want assist!’”
That thriller Good Samaritan was a lifesaver.
She instantly referred to as 911, earlier than snatching open Maureen’s door, reclining the seat, and launching CPR proper there within the automotive.
Ultimately, she would drag Maureen out onto the pavement.
“The medical doctors have already mentioned that with out the CPR Maureen wouldn’t have made it,” Savage says.
A nurse and her two police officer sons additionally stopped to assist – properly earlier than the ambulance arrived.
And now, Maureen is on a mission to determine the individuals she calls her “angels” — asking anybody with data which may assist to come back ahead.
“I’d similar to to seek out them and thank them,” she instructed WBZ, “since they’re the rationale I’m alive!”
After all, she doesn’t wish to neglect the contribution of her longtime pal Kathy.
“She’s been a great pal for 40 years,” says Maureen. “And she or he actually got here by means of for me that afternoon.”
Maureen additionally credit the rosary beads which are by no means removed from her facet.
“I’ve loads of religion,” she says with smile. “That’s why I do know it’s a miracle.”
And so at age 76, Maureen plans to embrace her second probability at life.
“I had flat lined,” she says. “I can’t imagine it.”