Last Friday, a man suffered cardiac arrest on the Norwalk LA Fitness basketball court.
Nancy Surace was working out nearby. When the Westport EMT heard the commotion, she swung into action.
As the man turned purple, she began CPR. Rhythmically, she pumped his chest and gave breaths.
“She was totally calm and confident,” reports Sheri Warshaw, who arrived as the event unfolded. “She was completely in control.”
Someone brought an AED. Nancy applied the pads, but no shock was needed. The man had a pulse. His color was returning.
As he regained consciousness, Nancy spoke quietly to the man.
Norwalk first responders arrived. When he was wheeled out, he smiled.
“Nancy single-handedly saved his life,” Sheri says with awe.
And then — as soon as the medics left — Nancy went right back to her workout.
There’s no doubt: Nancy Surace is our Unsung Hero of the Week.
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