Close to her heart

Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page - Justin Bian­chini

WHEN not on the road as a para­medic, Ta­nia Hill is a keen jew­eller.

And the Pad­bury res­i­dent’s heart­beat-in­spired brooch was re­cently pre­sented to about 30 heart at­tack sur­vivors at a St John Am­bu­lance event.

Among them was some­one she helped save her­self. Mal­colm Meu­mann was 500m from the fin­ish line in the Joon­dalup Park run of 2016 when he had a near-fa­tal car­diac ar­rest be­fore Ta­nia and her St John part­ner came to his aid.

Mal­colm and Ta­nia (right) had an emo­tional re­union at the event.

“It was in­cred­i­ble and to think that all th­ese sur­vivors could have very eas­ily not been alive today if not for the ac­tions of by­standers and paramedics,” she said.

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