Survivor Stories
Meet local survivors of cardiac arrest.
“I was taking a martial arts class at Basalt Middle ... read more
Hector Vazquez, Survivor
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“Undead Ed”, Survivor
“I suffered a cardiac arrest while at Little Annie’s... read more
Tom Clapper, Survivor

Tom Clapper

I suffered a cardiac arrest while dining at Little Annie’s Eating House. My wife Patty had left the table and when she came back I’m told I was lying on the floor. An off duty 911 dispatcher, who was working at Little Annie’s at the time, immediately started continuous chest compression CPR. When paramedics arrived an AED was used to revive me. I was in a coma for five weeks. I was in a Denver hospital and rehabilitation facility for three months. I am lucky to be alive and I continue to enjoy my life in the Aspen community.