Concert includes act of heroism
On Dec. 16, I attended the Blair Concert Chorale Christmas concert at the Misciagna Theatre at Penn State Altoona.
I was seated and noticed a flurry of activity in the aisle behind me. It appeared that a man had fainted. Someone shouted for medical assistance.
My nephew, Andrew Williams, who is a cardiac care RN at Mount Nittany Medical Center, was attending the concert to hear his daughters sing.
He jumped into action and determined that the man had suffered a heart attack. David Rose, who was seated behind the gentleman, had begun CPR. The theater staff brought their AED, and Andy used it to shock the man’s heart back into a natural rhythm.
The ambulance then transported the gentleman to UPMC Altoona. It was wonderful to see the professional care that was administered by these hometown heroes to save a life.
The concert had even more meaning after witnessing this true Christmas miracle.