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Telling the stories of heroes among us in Northern Ohio

Feb 28, 2024

Tim Graichen witnessed a violent car crash while on his way back to Akron from a work event in Tennessee.  He used his Red Cross First Aid and CPR training to help save the life of the driver, who showed no signs of life at the scene of the crash.  Tim talks about performing CPR for more than 15 minutes, his worry over...


Feb 21, 2024

She's the Sandra Bullock of the Akron Fire Department.  If you're familiar with the movie Speed, Terra's harrowing story of survival will be familiar to you.  If not - just wait until you hear this veteran firefighter/paramedic calmly recount the scary seconds that could have meant life or death for her and her partner...


Feb 6, 2024

Three students of the Kent State University School of Nursing helped save a man in distress in downtown Wooster, Ohio.  The man was experiencing a violent seizure when students Audrey Jokovich, Keenan Orr, and Marissa Tyger happened to be walking by as they were working on a school assignment.  They provided aid and...


Jan 30, 2024

Hannah Stein saved a woman from drowning in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Jenna Omar performed abdominal thrusts in her school cafeteria to save a fellow seventh-grader.  Both tell their stories to Jim McIntyre and Christy Peters of the Red Cross Communications Department.


Jan 24, 2024

Summit County Sherrif's deputy Brian Gorham and Don Sedlock, a bystander who spotted a fire in his neighborhood teamed up to help rescue an elderly man who was trapped in the home, and have been named Acts of Courage award winners for 2024 in the Greater Akron and the Mahoning Valley chapter. Red Cross Communicators...