First responders work tirelessly to help those who need assistance. From the dispatcher and firefighters to the ambulance drivers, EMTs and police officers who respond to an emergency, they all play a role. Many times, after coming to the rescue and handing the case off to the next group, like a hospital staff, first responders often don’t know how things end up.
Six Boxford first responders, two and a half years later, got an update to a story they all played a pivotal role in and a “thank you” of a lifetime.
Mike and Jennie Gaiss were at a friend’s house watching the Patriots play the Falcons in Super Bowl LI – a normal Super Bowl party and an extraordinary game. As James White crossed into the end zone, everyone in the room leapt up in celebration.
Seconds later, the excitement turned to fear, as Mike slumped to the ground, exhibiting signs of a stroke.