California Firefighters and Bystander Rescuers to Reunite with Cardiac Arrest Survivor

11/20/2013
It was a regular day, at a regular San Ramon Valley Restaurant during what started out as a regular lunch hour, until the precise moment it all stopped being regular and became extraordinary.   Mark Sessler stopped in to Ruggies restaurant on September 29 to grab a quick lunch, when suddenly it all went dark. Unbeknownst to Mark, he was suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest.   Sitting in a nearby booth was Laura Garland, an off duty neonatal nurse, who noticed that Mr. Sessler had lost consciousness and was slumped over at his table.  Garland reacted immediately and began CPR.   Tracey Coulson who works as a server at Ruggies called 9-1-1 and stayed on the phone with ...

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