Maintenance Tech, Facilities Labor Crew
Don and Jason Barkee were working with my husband, Skip Conroy, at a storage unit near the Community Medical Center. While there, my husband, who is also a UM employee, suffered a major heart attack. According to the emergency room staff and doctor, the attack would have been fatal if Don had not let Jason drive Skip immediately to the emergency room. Their quick thinking and close proximity to the ER saved my husband's life! The doctor told us that, if they had called 911, Skip would not have survived the extra twenty minutes or more that it would have taken for the hospital to respond and transport him. I owe Don and Jason so much! How fortunate I feel to have such caring and intelligent co-workers that were able to assess the unique situation and make the appropriate decisions that saved my husband's life!
Submitted by Deborah Conroy, Human Resource Services