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Woman Thanks Those Who Saved Her Life



    Angela Perkins thanked the men and women who saved her life on July 9 after she collapsed at work and her heart stopped beating. The quick-thinking and fast action from a number of people helped save her life. They received the Medical City Life Saver's Award. (Published Friday, Aug. 23, 2013)

    A North Texas woman who collapsed at work thanked on Friday the people who helped saved her life.

    Angela Perkins' co-workers called 911 when she collapsed on July 9, and paramedics arrived in minutes. Even though her heart stopped beating, the quick thinking and fast action of a number of people saved her life.

    Perkins was at Medical City on Thursday to thank them and see them receive an award for their efforts.

    "What do you say to someone who saved your life? Thank you," she said. "It is truly awesome that you each had a small part to play fits together and that I'm standing here today. Wow."

    "I'm very proud of my crew," said Danny Windle, the captain at rescue station 20. "They did everything right, and it paid off."

    A number of Perkins' co-workers received the Medical City Life Savers Award. Everyone said they are just happy she is still around.

    "Words just don't describe what it means to have Angela with us again," Brooke Keene said.

    "It's very rewarding to see her and to see her alive," Windle said.

    "I still have my wife with me, and I can't put a price on that," said Perkins' husband, Brook.