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Opinion: Eastman came to the rescue

We, the Bridport Seniors, wish to inform you of how impressed we are with Michelle Eastman. On Aug. 20, one of our most aged seniors became choked while eating. Michelle was on her feet immediately, saying, “Call 911.” Then she began to perform the Heimlich maneuver.
After the fifth thrust our friend began breathing quite normally again. Her son was called by Michelle. The first responders arrived, followed closely by the son and granddaughter. The family members decided they would take their loved one to the ER to be checked out and the rescue squad was canceled.
Because of Michelle’s training, quick thinking and remaining calm under pressure, all turned out well and our friend joined us for the next meal. We our very grateful Michelle is our meal site coordinator.
Jane W. Demers
Secretary
Bridport Seniors

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