LETTER: Thanks to Life Savers in Feb. 3 Crash


The Families of Serena & Alexis Hahn want to offer our deepest and most heartfelt "THANK YOU" to all the guardian angels who helped with their rescue after the terrible car accident they were involved in (Feb. 3, 2007). Although a mere thank you doesn't seem sufficient, we want you to know that you are very much appreciated. Without special people like you we are sure the outcome would have been very different than it was.

We are very blessed to have our wife (daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt), and our daughter (granddaughter, niece, cousin) with us. Again, thank you to all.

The Families of Serena & Alexis

Bob and Deb Hahn
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


I would just like to give thanks to all the guardian angels who were helped my sister-in-law and niece. They were in the six car crash in Lexington Park on Feb 3, 2007. I am at a loss for words to say how thankful I am to whomever it was that gave Serena CPR until more help arrived. If it wasn’t for you and the others who got the baby from the car, my brother would be without a wife, and my niece would never have known her mother. I just wish we knew who you were so we could thank you in person.

Heather Hogue

SoMd.com Editor's Response: We urge everyone to take the Red Cross' CPR Class. If you ever find yourself in a situation like this, there will be no time to think, only react. I was recently able to save the life of a woman who began to choke on food at lunch.  Had I not learned the Heimlich Maneuver that was taught during the CPR class, she would have died.  No one else in the room knew what to do.  You can find out more by contacting the American Red Cross of Southern Maryland.

An EMS Provider Responds (Feb. 15, 2007) - In your Editor's Response on the two letters from the family of the crash victims you make reference to taking CPR from the American Red Cross which is an outstanding source. I would like to let you know that there is a second source that we as EMS personnel certify by which is American Heart Association, which are offered through St Mary's Hospital.

[From the Hospital's website: Heart Saver CPR: The American Heart Association developed this Heart Saver CPR with AED course. Held at the Health Connections Center, Heart Saver is designed to teach lay rescuers CPR and foreign object airway obstruction removal for adults, children and infants. A course completion card will be issued. Register early as this popular class fills up fast. Fee.]

David Klobnock
Asst Chief

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