Man who suffered cardiac arrest in Halling Hill but had life saved by local hero returns home for Christmas

News / Mon 28th Dec 2020 at 04:54pm

YOU MAY recall the report of a man suffering a cardiac arrest in Halling Hill last month.

We then published a request, by his wife, Jackie Ann Morris, to find the man who performed CPR on him.

Sure enough, hero Andy Jenkins was found.

The story continues to produce good news as Jackie has just told us that her husband Pete returned home on Christmas Eve.

Jackie has described the homecoming.

Jackie said:

“To all our wonderful friends.

On the 20th November Pete, my husband of 45 years, soul mate and rock suffered three cardiac arrests whilst we were working in Harlow.

If it hadn’t been for Andy Jenkins, who happened to be passing by at that moment and performed CPR until the emergency services arrived, Pete wouldn’t still be here with us.

Andy was Pete’s “Guardian Angel” that day. He sustained blood flow to Pete’s vital organs until the emergency services took over.

They then spent the next hour and a half battling to save his life.

Ten days in intensive care, a week in a coma, pneumonia, five weeks in hospital, an ICD implant (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) and the best ever treatment by all the skilled and dedicated staff at The Lister Hospital, Stevenage.

Pete came back home to me on Christmas Eve.

The best Christmas present I have ever had! 🎁

Dear friends Christine Brown and David Brown set up a surprise ‘Welcome Home’ for Pete as we drove into the village.

Pete was overcome. Such a wonderful gesture.

I have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love, good wishes and prayers.

“Thank you'” seems inadequate but I sincerely do, from the bottom of my heart.

“Pete on Christmas morning looking a million dollars!”

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