Blackhawks honor nurse who save the life of a teen

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There is a follow up to a story the Medical Watch reported last week in which someone who went out of her way to help someone else. Her efforts made the difference between life and death.

Emily Petersen, a nurse practitioner jumped into action when a young hockey player collapsed at a local ice rink and she was honored at another arena last night.

The Blackhawks presented her with their volunteer of the month award for saving a young man’s life.

She performed chest compressions on the ice at a teenage hockey game.

Then – coincidentally she cared for the same boy in the hospital when he was transferred to Lurie Children’s cardiac unit.

Grey small, the Oak Park River Forest hockey player she saved after he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, was at her side once again, for the award presentation.

The two families stuck around to watch the game together.

They are all hoping by raising awareness about getting involved with encourage others to perform chest compressions and use portable AED’s if someone collapses in heart distress.

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