When League City resident Justin Thomas made a simple trip
to the grocery store to buy milk for his one-year-old twins on June 18, he was
not expecting to save the life of a stranger. Thomas was at the Kroger on East
League City Parkway when he heard screaming coming from a nearby aisle.
He immediately moved in the direction of the screams and noticed a woman,
Brenda Menotti, passed out on the floor and having what appeared to be a heart
attack. Using his CPR training, Thomas performed chest compression on Brenda
until League City paramedics arrived and transported her to a local hospital,
where she later recovered.
Jaime Singeltary, daughter of Brenda Menotti, is very
grateful for Justin’s quick actions and for his knowledge of CPR. “To have our
mom still here with us is such a blessing, and we owe it all to Justin,” said
League City Mayor Pat Hallisey will present Justin with a
“League City Life Saving Award” at the July 28 council meeting. The father of
four does not consider himself a hero, just someone who was at the right place
at the right time. Regardless, Brenda and her family are grateful and want to
encourage everyone to learn CPR.
The League City EMS Department offers CPR training to League
City residents for a small fee. To learn more, visit https://www.leaguecity.com/894/CPR-Info
Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/U3VlwnWM35k