A bride from Pennsylvania had just got married when she found herself performing CPR on an unconscious woman outside her wedding reception, saving her life.
Trauma nurse Julie Stroyne was just about to enter a Pittsburgh hotel’s doors with her new husband, Andrew Nixon, when she heard someone scream, “‘Does anybody know CPR? Is anybody a doctor?’” she recalled.
“I looked over, and I think my nursing instincts took over and I bolted over to the bench to see if she was all right,” she said.
There, she said she found a woman passed out on a bench. She was described as not having a pulse.
“Once the paramedics stepped in, we kind of stepped back,” Julie told the Observer-Reporter.
Her new husband expressed pride but confessed that he wasn’t surprised.
“It was a heroic act. I’m not surprised. I’ve known her a long time,” he said.