Stacy woman saves man’s life with CPR
Tammy Dame was walking through the airport in Albuquerque Dec. 7 of last year to get a rental car when she noticed a group of people crowded around a collapsed man.
When she approached and inquired about what had happened, one of the bystanders said they thought the man was simply drunk and had passed out. Someone had placed a backpack underneath his head.
Dame, from Stacy, a nurse who works at Birchwood Senior Living in Forest Lake and Meadows on Fairview Assisted Living in Wyoming, knew the man was not suffering from the effects of imbibing too much alcohol.
“I’m like: ‘He is not drunk. He is practically dead. He’s gray,’” she said. “I could see he was gray, so I kept walking closer. I felt for a pulse, and I was like: ‘He is not drunk; I do not smell alcohol on him. I do not feel a pulse, so move out of my way. Get that backpack out of my way.’”
Dame had another bystander check his pulse, and that woman didn’t feel one either, so she started CPR.