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Twenty minutes before 5 p.m. on Sunday, volunteers for the third annual Hallmark Health Stride for Health Sunset Walk around Lake Quannapowitt were worried they would have to cancel their event due to heavy rain and lightning. Luckily, just as the walk was scheduled to start, the rain stopped and blue sky was visible.
As soon as the rain stopped, walkers supporting the Hallmark Health Cardiac and Endovascular Center began to arrive at the Lower Common on Lake Quannapowitt. Hallmark Health had set up tents for registration and refreshments for the walkers and volunteers. There was also a magician and animal balloonist to entertain supporters while they prepared for the walk to begin.
Across the restaurant, a man lurches forward and rattles the silverware on the table. His dinner date, watching at arm’s length, begins to panic as the man chokes on a piece of food lodged in his airway.
“Bobby?” she pleads. “Bobby?”
The unsettling scene — part of an emergency training video shown to students recently at Melrose High School — is one that only a handful of them may ever witness in real life. But even fewer, studies suggest, will know how to react if they do see someone choking, drowning, or suffering a heart attack — a fact that Melrose-Wakefield Hospital nurse Danielle Patturelli is hoping to change.
Dr. Bernard Logan has delivered more than 10,000 babies in a career that spans 40 Mother’s Days. But for the past decade or so, the 68-year-old Lynnfield resident has been enjoying his own professional rebirth of sorts.
Logan has delivered more than a dozen babies whose moms he once delivered.