Nurse who saved the life of man in cardiac arrest awarded Lifesaver Award

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A local nurse got a big surprise Thursday, February 16, when she met a special patient.

February is National Heart Awareness Month and at the Christ Hospital they have a monthly meeting where normally they get to present an award. Thursday, a very special award was given to a very special person.

Beth Otto, a nurse at the Christ Hospital, remembered, "He was in and out; he had a pulse, he didn't have a pulse, he didn't have a pulse."

Otto was given the Lifesaver Award because in the fall of 2016, she just happened to be in a coffee shop to perform CPR when a customer went in to cardiac arrest.

Much to her surprise that customer, Corey Siddell, and his wife, Angela, were there Thursday to help present the award.

Beth saved Siddell's life and admitted she did try to find out if he was okay. Corey doesn't remember what happened but he does remember the days and months that followed.

It was hard to tell who felt more gratitude; while Corey was thankful for what Beth did, Beth could not have been happier that Corey was okay.

The nurse now says she's on a mission to get AED's in coffee shops. She said the more places that have them, the more lives will be saved.

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