Article posted on February 28, 2017

Woman Presented with Citizen Lifesaving Award

Article Originally posted online at Alberta Health Services


Twenty year old Maslyn Dansereau was at home on a Friday Night when she heard a “thunk” from where her father, Martin, was exercising she knew something was wrong.

She raced to their basement where she found Martin, 51, face down on the floor. She turned him over to check for a pulse, but found none.

“I kicked into overdrive and thought, ‘I need to do CPR now.’ I did it until an ambulance came and they took over,” says Maslyn.

When EMS arrived, paramedics used an automated external defibrillator (AED) to restart Martin’s heart. Once they had a heartbeat, they continued care en route to the University of Alberta Hospital and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Calgary, Alberta, Canada