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Customer, man she gave CPR reunited
Woman acted responded quickly to heart attack
George Gaetan survived a heart attack thanks to the quick action of a customer shopping in a store he manages. - photo by Alyssa LaRenzie
A young woman walked into the home of a man who couldn’t remember that they’d met.George Gaetan greeted her with a hug.“You look great. How are you feeling?” asked Kasey McPherson Chester.It had been nearly a month since they’d last been together, and on that day, Gaetan had been minutes from death.Gaetan, 55, suffered a heart attack Feb. 12 while working alone at the Dollar General store he manages on Bethelview Road.Chester, 27, was a customer in line when Gaetan collapsed. She immediately began performing CPR, a skill she had known for nearly 10 years but never used.Chester said afterward that she was just in “the right place at the right time.”