Pictured (l-r) are Rep. DeVitis, Heather Pariso, Lynne Trenkelbach, and Tony Lindeman

State Representative Anthony DeVitis (R-Green) recently presented House commendations to two local nurses who saved the life of a runner in the Akron Marathon.

On September 29th, Tony Lindeman was one of 13,000 runners who participated in the marathon. Near the second mile marker, he collapsed and stopped breathing. Surgical nurse Heather Pariso manually pumped his heart for several minutes—while nurse Lynne Trenkelbach performed mouth-to-mouth—until an ambulance arrived. A defibrillator was used by paramedics to restart Lindeman’s heart.

“Thanks to the quick actions of Lynne and Heather in providing CPR until paramedics arrived, the life of Tony Lindeman was saved,” Rep. DeVitis said. “We are grateful to have these selfless individuals in our community. Thank you.”

Both Pariso and Trenkelbach were running in the race when they witnessed Lindeman’s collapse. Pariso is a part-time nurse at Akron City Hospital. Trenkelbach works at Akron General.

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