FDNY EMS Celebrates Young Patient’s Birthday

Rescuers attended 7th birthday party with respiratory arrest patient

 

 
 
 

KEVIN SHEEHAN and JOE TACOPINO, The New York Post | | Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Four EMT heroes who miraculously revived a boy they found limp and unresponsive in May joined the lucky kid to celebrate his 7th birthday on Sunday.

The rescue workers attended the party for little Brian Davis - whom they found at his Manhattan home on May 1 not breathing and in severe distress after a life-threatening allergic reaction.

"These are my angels," Brian's mom, Ragni Davis, said about the responders. "I love them! Without them I don't know what would have happened."

Brian, who suffers from asthma and severe allergies, was in respiratory arrest when Peter Santiago and Joseph Wylie arrived at his fifth-floor walk-up apartment in Gramercy Park.

"This is my friend. He saved my life," birthday-boy Brian said about Santiago.

"He started to crash really fast," Santiago recalled. "We tried giving him his asthma treatment, but then I didn't want any more delay."

So Santiago hoisted the little boy and carried him down five flights of stairs to an ambulance that pulled up outside.

EMS paramedic Paul Ardizzone was inside the ambulance and was able to get Davis breathing again before they arrived at Beth Israel Hospital.

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