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Kid, firefighters honored for heroic actions

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

When 7-year-old Rosalyn Weeks arrived at the Fire Museum in Downtown Memphis she had no idea she was one of the guests of honor. Her mom and dad simply said they were going downtown.
But then when she saw the men and women who helped save her dad's life in September 2012. She knew something was up.

What was up was, she was being honored for saving her dad's life. Jacque weeks had suffered a heart attack. He has no memory of that day.

But Rosalyn remembers.

"He said he needed to lay down," Rosalyn said. "He fell out real hard. I had to run outside to go get some help. Then my cousin Lauren came by and called 9-1-1 and got an ambulance."

Going for help was just the first step in saving her dad's life. The next part came with the men and women who responded to the call. When they arrived, the patient was not breathing and had no pulse.

They began CPR and advanced life support procedures. They kept it up for almost 30 minutes there and on the way to the hospital. He not only survived, Jacque Weeks has made a full recovery.

"Oh I feel great, yes she saved my life," Jacque said, who suffered a heart attack.

His wife had a chance to say thank you to those individuals who refused to give up trying to save
Her husband's life.

"You all don't get a chance a lot of times to hear people say thank you," said Jasmine Weeks. "But from the bottom of my heart I say thank you. You do not know how much what you did helped us and our family because without my husband I don't know what or where I would be. I know God would help me, but you know he's my life, he and my daughter are my life along with the rest of my family. I thank you, I honestly thank you!

Jacque Weeks got his life back. Jasmine Weeks got her husband back, and little Rosalyn Weeks got her daddy back and a certificate of congressional recognition from U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen's office for being a hero, along with a basket of goodies from the Memphis Fire Department.  

The rest of us learned that you don't give up on a heart attack victim. This is why.

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