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Game Savers: Seton Hill Trainers Honored for Reviving Heart Attack Victim

Game Savers: Seton Hill Trainers Honored for Reviving Heart Attack Victim
Trib Live:  John Palumbo is a regular at Seton Hill men’s basketball games, but he didn’t get to see the Griffins’ last home game two weeks ago.

That’s when he was stretchered out of the gym after suffering what officials described as a “widow maker” heart attack but was revived by Seton Hill’s team trainers and Independence Health staffers Trevor Lotz and Nicole Markiewicz.

Palumbo, 72, of Bethel Park returned to the Greensburg campus Saturday, where he and the trainers who saved his life were honored Saturday afternoon in between Seton Hill’s women’s and men’s games.

“I have total gratitude. It’s just absolutely unreal what occurred,” Palumbo said. “I thanked them with all my heart. They’re the ones who brought me back.

“There’s not enough words to say when you get a second chance at life.”

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