BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4)– A mom from Broomfield is thanking the first responders who saved her life after a heart attack. Among those who rushed to her aid– her husband.

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Julia Blechar was reunited with the paramedics at Station 61 on Friday.

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In January, she went into cardiac arrest while watching her daughter dance. The paramedics would arrive just minutes later.

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Her husband performed CPR until they arrived.

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“There’s no doubt in my mind that if he wasn’t with me, I don’t know if a stranger would’ve performed CPR as quickly and with the sense of urgency or importance that he did,” said Blechar.

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The American Heart Association says survival chances are two to three times better when someone performs CPR until paramedics arrive.


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