In Forma Staff Honored for Saving a Life

Jun 4, 2014   //   Staff Spotlight  //  1 Comment

Allison Schneider, Barry Schneider and Julie GaviganWe are so proud and thankful for the prompt, careful, and very well administered CPR intervention by Barry and Allison Schneider (the father daughter pair have been working with us at In Forma as Trainer/Operation Manager and Front Desk Coordinator respectively), and Julie Gavigan (Front Desk Assistant) who a few weeks ago helped save the life of one of our long-time members during a personal training session with Trainer Steve Berryhill who also intervened promptly to assist the client.

Their effort didn’t go unnoticed by us here at In Forma, by the family of the survivor or by the MOFD which is honoring their effort with a special ceremony this evening at 7pm in the Orinda Library Auditorium.

When interviewed for the Lamorinda Weekly, Barry recalled the events of that dramatic afternoon:

“Allison and I both looked at each other and started team CPR. I started [chest] massage and Allison started [rescue] breathing.” This was not an experience likely to leave anyone with “a warm fuzzy feeling,” Schneider explained. Still, “everybody was completely engaged and doing exactly what they should be doing,” he said.

We are happy to report that the victim is recovering after some time in the hospital and has no apparent functional or memory loss.

Read the full Lamorinda Weekly article here. We also encourage everyone to learn CPR, you never know when you may be able to save a life.

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Thank you Barry, Alison, Julie and Steve! We are really proud of you!

Photo credit: Robin Bertelsen

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