Debi Mrozowski, Connecticut


Debi Mrozowski, a secretary at Rock Hill School, recently addressed the attendees of the Greater Hartford Executive Leadership Team Breakfast, where she recounted her heroic CPR save at a local basketball game. Debi explained to the audience that on February 23rd that she was keeping score at a game when she heard someone yell that a man was "Unresponsive". Knowing CPR, Debi reacted like she had been trained to do; she yelled for someone to call 911, began CPR and directed an onlooker to retrieve the gym’s automated external defibrillator (AED). Debi performed CPR until EMS arrived. She told the audience that when the paramedics took over, she crawled away in exhaustion. The 38 year old man is alive today because of Debi’s fast actions and clear sense of what needed to be done to initiate the Chain of Survival. Debi is now volunteering with the American Heart Association to ensure more people learn CPR and that there are AED’s in all public locations. The American Heart Association is honored to have volunteers like Debi championing the organization’s mission.

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