A few years back Patrick Adams, CEO of St. Louis Community Credit Union, suffered a heart attack—and survived. He shared his story Friday at the co-located CUNA Technology Council and CUNA Operations & Member Experience Council Conferences in San Francisco.
If possible, he suffered his attack under the best of possible conditions:
- There was a defibrillator onsite at the YMCA where he was working out.
- A U.S. Secret Service Agent was also working out. He knew how to use a defibrillator.
- Scheduling snafus resulted in Adams and the agent being at the gym at the same time.
- A fire station and paramedics were nearby to assist Adams.
One of the things that Adams took away from the episode: It’s not necessarily the big things that make the difference in our lives.
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