13 Jul Celebrating a “Re-Birthday”
One year ago, as a passenger in a car, Shirley Nelson’s heart stopped. Thanks to the proximity of Sechelt Hospital’s Emergency Room and her fiancé Tom’s ability to navigate back roads while applying CPR chest compressions, Drs. Hourigan and Wadge successfully re-booted Shirley’s heart. After performing 15 minutes of CPR and applying an Automated External Defibrillator, Shirley was stabilized and then transferred to St. Paul’s Hospital where she spent two months recovering. As Shirley remarked “I am so grateful for Tom, my guardian angel on this side, and for the care Sechelt Hospital provided for my entire family…not just me, as the patient.
Thanks to Dr. John Hourigan, Dr. Sara Wadge and the Sechelt Hospital Emergency Room team, Shirley (pictured here with daughter Lennea Perpet on far right) lived to walk down the aisle and now calls February 2nd her very own “re-birthday”!