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Real Heroes Recognized at Annual Red Cross Breakfast

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Dozens of people in our community who demonstrated courage helping others in the past year were recognized by the American Red Cross.

Our own Wendy Damonte emceed the 10th annual Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Thursday morning.

Among the honorees - two paramedics and an EMT were awarded for helping a girl who went into cardiac arrest at the Reno Rockin' Marathon last year.

"It was a bit of a surprise because this is something that we do on a regular basis, it is a huge honor through. I've worked a long time on ambulances and this is the first time I've been awarded something like this, this is very special," says paramedic Matt Dixon.

They say it's important for everyone to have CPR training so they know how to save a life.

Each year the real heroes are recognized for selflessness in 10 different categories including Adult Good Samaritan, Youth Good Samaritan, Animal, Education, Law Enforcement, Firefighter, Medical, Military, Community Impact, and Community Service.

The following people were honored at the breakfast:

Michael Bird; Tiffany Day; Jose Gonzalez; Squaw Dogs and the Alpine Patrol Dogs; Susan Cesarini; Daryl Drake; Chad Richards; Rosa Meyers; Tami Lopez; Coal Canyon Correctional Facility; Washoe County Dispatch; Estrella Auyeung; REMSA Medical Crew: Matt Dixon, Steve Schroder, Sara Dixon; Marcale Miller, RN; Danielle Litoff; Aly Rogers, RN; Briana Kengott, RN; Chris Hansen, RN; Amy Brown; Maria Rico; Corey Avery; Diana Brown; Kim Boaganes; RN, Susan Salchli; Lt. Col. JoAnn Meacham; Trauma Intervention Program of Northern Nevada; NV Energy Response to Washoe Drive Fire; Robert Lissner; Jon Yuspa; and Robert Larkin.

Learn more about the program at https://www.facebook.com/ARCNorthernNevada

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