Jennifer meets her life-savers

A woman who suffered a heart attack has been reunited with the ambulance medics who saved her life.

Friday, 14th October 2016, 9:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:17 pm
Cardiac arrest survivor Jennifer Lawrence has been reunited with some of the ambulance crew that helped to save her life.

Blackpool mum Jennifer Lawrence, 37, suffered a seizure and went into cardiac arrest in October last year.

Her son Jordan, 15, rang 999 and was instructed by emergency medical dispatcher Kerry Wright to perform CPR on his mum .

Three minutes later, the ambulance crew of Christopher Veevers, Brent Kenny, Phil Strange, Dale Anderton, Iain Proctor-Dow and Alex Rose arrived on scene to take over.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Former civil servant Jennifer was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where she spent almost four weeks in intensive care before going on to make a full recovery.

Meeting with Jennifer for the first time on Friday, EMD Kerry said: “I never forgot that call and remember it like it was just yesterday.

“I particularly remember her son being brilliant, as he went from panic mode to getting completely in the zone to help his mum and listening to what I said as he just got on with performing CPR.

“It’s great that Jennifer and her family got in touch with us so we could be updated on her journey and it’s even more amazing for me as I don’t often get to know the outcome of what happened, as normally at the end of the call that is it, and I move on to the next.”

Jennifer said: “I have absolutely no memory of the incident at all; I just remember waking up thinking I was in a hotel.

“I have suffered with some memory loss since the incident happened, but that’s a small price to pay as I’m still here and I just wanted to thank everyone for everything they did, not just on that day but every day.

“It was something I wanted to do for a long time.

“It was a very emotional meeting but it was something I had to do; I had to be able to say thank you.

“I think they are absolutely amazing - they’re real local heroes.

“Of course Jordan deserves his share of the thanks too. He doesn’t let me forget it, either!”