Letter: A note to the anonymous person who performed CPR on my brother

Our family would like to thank this person who stopped to preform CPR on someone they did not know and would likely never see again.

Letter to the Editor

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, at about 1:30 p.m., my brother was walking through Nicholson Hall on his way to his class on the history of religion. He was taking advantage of the University’s auditing program for people over 65 years of age. He loved history of all types and was doing research for a book that focused on the history of the world’s religions.

At the same time another student, or perhaps a faculty member, was also walking in Nicholson Hall. Exactly where they were going, or why they were there is not known. As the two were passing, my brother suddenly collapsed from a heart attack . This unknown person stopped and immediately started CPR on my brother. EMS personnel arrived and took over life saving attempts, then transported my brother to the U of M hospital. He remained there in critical condition for two weeks before he finally passed away.

Our family would like to thank this person who stopped to preform CPR on someone they did not know and would likely never see again. These selfless actions allowed for his family, first some hope, then sadly a chance to say good-bye to a loved one.

If you are this person, or know of this person and you, or they, wish to be recognized, then please contact the Minnesota Daily so we might be put in contact with each other.

Robert Vaughan is the brother of the victim, a University alumnus.

This letter to the editor has been lightly edited for grammar and clarity. 

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