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Cleveland woman meets heroes who gave her a 2nd chance

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Story by Megan Boatwright
Eyewitness News Reporter

CLEVELAND, TN. (WRCB)-- A Cleveland woman has been waiting to meet the EMTs who brought her back to life since the day her heart stopped beating.

Doctors say CPR and quick action are the reasons she's alive today.

Harriet Brock's name was added to a plaque called "A Second Chance at Life" Saturday. She tells me she's grateful beyond words to still be on this earth.

"I got in the car, turned on the engine and that's the last thing I remember," says Brock.

It's a special day for Harriet Brock. The men who saved her life already know her, but for the first time she's meeting them.

"The page went off saying we had a wreck with an unresponsive in the Royal Oaks subdivision and I was maybe 50 feet or so from the entrance," says EMT Ronnie Goss.

This woman calls the circumstances that saved her life a "string of miracles".

Two of Brock's neighbors saw her car back into a ditch. When they checked, she had no pulse. They called 911.

Ronnie Goss thought he was on his way home from work that Tuesday, but he was really in the right place at the right time.

"I was on scene in maybe a minute and half after the call went out," says Goss.

Goss performed CPR for 10 minutes before the ambulance arrived.

"They shocked me six times before my heart started beating," says Brock.

Brock's family was also able to meet the men whose skilled hands made her heart beat again.

"You know it's so nice to put a face to all these people. It's not just one person, it's dozens of people," says Brock.

Since the accident, this woman has seen her ninth grandchild come into the world. A blessing she knows she almost missed.

"CPR is so important and I think everybody should get trained in it," says Brock.

That happened December 8, 2009. Harriet Brock spent the following five days in the hospital in a drug induced coma.

Today, she's made a full recovery.

Doctors have performed numerous heart tests and haven't found a single defect.

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