When a 24-year-old with a heart condition went into cardiac arrest and collapsed last week, an MBTA worker who knows CPR kept him going until an ambulance could arrive to get him to the hospital.
The T says that Kevin Bossart collapsed, fell down the stairs and struck his head. When station Customer Service Agent Karen Kane, she rushed to get a co-worker, Tomas Gonzalez, who began performing CPR. Gonzales, an MBTA training instructor, doesn't normally work at Wollaston, but was there to help out with issues related to the cold weather.
Bossart's family went to Wollaston today, to thank the T workers:
Quincy Fire responded and transported [Bossart] to Quincy Medical Center and later to Brigham & Women's Hospital, where his father, Bob, says doctors credit the "quality" of the CPR that Inspector Gonzales administered with saving his son's life. Kevin remains in critical condition at and has a long road ahead of him but his family wanted to meet Instructor Gonzales and CSA Karen Kane to thank them for helping their son, who will celebrate his 25th birthday next month.