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CPR Survivor Reunites with Caregivers

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Beth Freeman stands with responders and hospital staff at the CPR survivor reunion event sponsored by Sky Ridge Medical Center. Beth Freeman stands with responders and hospital staff at the CPR survivor reunion event sponsored by Sky Ridge Medical Center.
CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) -

44-year-old Beth Freeman has a second chance at life after surviving cardiac arrest in May. She was reunited recently with responders and hospital staff at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Cleveland.

Responders worked hard to get Freeman's heart beating again and on the way to Sky Ridge Medical Center in Cleveland, lifesaving efforts and CPR resulted in a returned pulse. 

While at Sky Ridge, Freeman made a miraculous recovery. Freeman was reunited with responders and hospital staff at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Cleveland. 

Freeman was reunited recently with responders and hospital staff at Sky Ridge. Representatives from Bradley County EMS, the Cleveland Fire Department, were

all present for the reunion and celebration. Freeman attended with her family to meet the people that cared for her. 

In 1986 Bradley County EMS began a program called the Second Chance for Life. CPR survivor's names are engraved on a plaque along with the EMS responder's names to be forever remembered. Beth Freeman is number 95 since the program's inception. 

“In 1986 we had 1 CPR save. In 1987 there were 3. So far in 2014 there have been 7 people that have been successfully resuscitated. The increase in these numbers can be attributed to advancements in lifesaving technology and training.” Stan Clark, EMS spokesperson. 

Freeman thanked everyone that provided her lifesaving care. She also attributes her remarkable recovery to a higher power and wants to share her story so that others can be touched.   

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