22 October 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The World Restart a Heart Day message of the importance of having knowledge of CPR techniques was movingly encapsulated at an event at Castleblayney Ambulance Station on Saturday when a two-year-old local girl had the opportunity to say thank you to some of those who helped save her life last August. Little Therese Hickey almost drowned in a pool at the family home but thanks to the CPR administered by her mother Melinda with the help of a neighbour and the expedient response to the emergency by paramedics and Gardaí she was stabilised and airlifted to the Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin where she made an against-the-odds recovery described on Saturday by Temple Street’s Dr Cathy Gibbons as “a miracle story”. See Castleblayney News for full story and more pictures. Melinda and Paul Hickey, Tullynahinnera and their family, Ava, Roisín and Therese, meet, Paramedic Superviser Rory Kelly( left) and members of An Garda Siochána, at the World Start a Heart & Thank You Day, at the Castleblayney Ambulance Centre on Saturday 16th October ‘21. © Jimmy Walsh Photography

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