Dec 11, 2010

Pubcaster Monk gets to thank his lifesavers in person

One year ago, on Dec. 10, 2009, Curtis Monk had a heart attack. Monk, president of Commonwealth Public Broadcasting, which operates Virginia's Community Idea Stations, doesn't remember anything about that day after his wife called 911. But his rescuers, paramedic Julie Anderson and emergency medical technician DesirĂ©e Myers, spent the year wondering how he was doing: They had to shock his heart three times to bring it back to life, and soon after turned Monk over to the hospital. On the anniversary of his rescue, the Richmond (Va.) Ambulance Authority reunited Monk and his lifesavers, as part of an employee appreciation day. And the Richmond Times-Dispatch was there with a video camera.

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