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Nineteen Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) survivors attended the first annual Survivors Banquet and Re-birthday Celebration recently in Fergus Falls. Front Row, left to right: Tim Hoffman, Bruce Atterberg, Gene Johnson, Garry Frankel, Jerry Griffin,Izzy Mastel. Back Row (L to R): Wayne Schneider, Art Stortrom, Larry Kimball, Tom Renville, Kevin Kent, Bruce Wizik, Ruth Nodsle, Al Bertke, Julia Werk, Dan Kerkvliet, Bill Timmerman, Bill Breth, Dr. Owen Thompson.

Cardiac arrest survivors attend ‘re-birthday’ event

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Long-term survival after sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is possible.

Nineteen SCA survivors from across the region gathered to share their stories at the first annual Survivors Banquet and Re-birthday Celebration at the Bigwood Event Center in Fergus Falls on Saturday, Feb. 15.


The longest-term survivor in attendance was Dr. Owen Thompson, who suffered a SCA in 1991.

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