Survivor Stories

Every day, the men and women of Medic have the chance to make a difference in someone’s life. We are extremely proud of every employee, along with our first responder partners, in the treatment of patients that require immediate care.

Medic is fortunate to have former patients who are willing to share their tremendous stories of survival in the hopes of helping others. Click on the name of the survivor below for a full account of these positive patient outcomes:

  • Howard Johnson

    Howard Johnson

    On August 22nd, 2013 Paramedics Nina Bost and Elijah Gamble arrived at the Johnson home to find Mr. Johnson conscious and alert, but with an accelerated heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute.…

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  • Tom Pagels

    Tom Pagels

    Tom Pagels went into cardiac arrest while driving on Sharon Road West. His vehicle hit a utility pole and came to a stop.…

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  • Captain Norman Goode

    Captain Norman Goode

    Captain Norman Goode suffered a cardiac arrest and crashed into a utility pole on Beatties Ford Road while on his way to work. Witnesses ran less than a block away to Charlotte Fire Station 18 for help…

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  • Stephanie Duffey

    Stephanie Duffey

    Stephanie Duffey gave birth at her home in August 2012, and because of complications from labor had to call 911 for help.…

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  • Bob Seitz

    Bob Seitz

    Medic had the privilege to welcome a former cardiac arrest patient who wanted to thank the crew who saved his life. On Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 a crowd of Medic employees gathered in the Medic Auditorium to hear about the Agency’s recent success with cardiac arrest saves. …

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  • Mark Tarbox

    Mark Tarbox

    Medic recently celebrated another awesome cardiac save on Friday, September 14th, 2012 with a a patient reunion at Reedy Creek Park in Charlotte.…

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  • James Klutz

    James Klutz

    On August 7th, 2012 Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputy James Klutz met the Medic crew who helped save his life. The deputy was off duty and mowing his lawn when he was stung by multiple yellow jackets on July 12th, 2012. He started to have a life-threatening allergic reaction and lost consciousness.…

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  • Chuck Sawicki

    Chuck Sawicki

    Cardiac arrest survivor Chuck Sawicki wanted to personally thank Paramedic Crew Chief John Fisher and EMT-B Shelley McAbee for saving his life. On May 17th, 2012 family members arranged a surprise reunion between Mr. Sawicki, the responding firefighters and Medic crew members, Fisher and McAbee.…

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  • Helen Servicky

    Helen Servicky

    On April 23rd, 2012 survivor Helen Servicky was reunited with Paramedics Adam Bolinger, Gene Starnes and Telecommunicator Kim Phillips as part of a patient reunion.…

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  • Tom McCann

    Tom McCann

    On February 6th, 2012, cardiac arrest survivor Tom McCann was reunited with Paramedic Crew Chief John Fisher and Driver’s Education Instructor John Potts. Mr. McCann suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed while speaking with his daughter’s driver’s education instructor outside Providence High School in August 2010. …

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  • James McLaurin

    James McLaurin

    On February 7th, 2012 survivor James McLaurin was reunited with Paramedic Kim Marlowe and EMT Renee Canup. Mr. McLaurin collapsed from a cardiac arrest in August 2010 while mowing his lawn. He managed to crawl into his home where his wife found him. …

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  • Eric Vogen

    Eric Vogen

    On Father's Day 2007, 41 year old Eric Vogen left his sleeping wife and child to compete in a triathlon. Only yards from the finish line, his heart stopped.…

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  • Juddson Rupp

    Juddson Rupp

    A former college football player, Judd Rupp's morning workout at the YMCA was nearly his last.…

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