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WE ARE NORTH TEXAS Podcast - UNT Health Science Center’s John Sims Saves a Life

Thursday, August 12, 2021
John Sims We Are North Texas Podcast

Brought to you by the University of North Texas System, WE ARE NORTH TEXAS focuses on innovation, compassion, ideas and accomplishments in our home region of Dallas-Fort Worth. Hosted by UNT System Chief Communications Officer Paul Corliss.

John Sims, Director of UNT Health Science Center’s Safercare institute, was serving as a medical volunteer for the Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth last May when he spotted a potential tragedy. A runner nearing the finish line collapsed to the pavement due to heart failure. A trained nurse, Sims sprang into action alongside several HSC students and performed CPR on the runner, a 27-year old man. In this episode Sims tells his story of saving a man’s life and gaining a new friend.