Heroes Among Us - June 2010

June 13, 2010 - Maria Mennicke

Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us award is a program of the Boston Celtics, presented by the Mass State Lottery.

In April 2009, North Attleboro native Laura Geraghty's heart stopped beating for 57 minutes because of cardiac arrest but thanks to the efforts of multiple bystanders using CPR and a defibrillator her life was saved. Inspired by their actions, Laura learned CPR herself and has become an advocate for its importance.

Last February, Laura got a chance to use her newly acquired skills. While shopping, she heard screams in a nearby aisle and rushed over to see a man suffering a heart attack. Laura immediately started CPR and was able to successfully revive the man!

For her poise under pressure and life-saving actions, please welcome tonight's Hero Among us Laura Geraghty!

June 10, 2010 - Charice Lewis

Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us award is a program of the Boston Celtics, presented by the Mass State Lottery.

Charice Lewis was operating an Orange Line train following a Celtics game in November when a young woman fell onto the tracks at North Station. As Charice was pulling the train into the station, she spotted people on the platform waving their arms frantically and received a radio alert call that somebody was on the tracks.

Charice immediately pulled the emergency brake. Thanks to Charice's quick-actions, the train was able to stop just inches from the woman's head, and she miraculously survived her fall unharmed.

For her composure under pressure and life-saving actions, please welcome tonight's Hero Among Us, Charice Lewis.

June 8, 2010 - Officer Albert Gee

Heroes Among Us

The Heroes Among Us award is a program of the Boston Celtics, presented by the Mass State Lottery.

On the morning of May 25th, Officer Albert Gee was working traffic detail when he saw a man running frantically from a nearby house. The man was screaming for someone to help his two-year old son who had begun choking. Without hesitation, Officer Gee ran from his post and into the house where he found the boy lying on the ground.

With the boy struggling to breathe, Officer Gee picked him up and was able to successfully dislodge a drain plug from his throat. Thanks to Officer Gee, the boy began breathing on his own and tragedy was averted.

For his quick and life-saving actions, please welcome tonight's Hero Among Us, Officer Albert Gee!

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