Wilkes University Students Celebrated as Local Heroes by the American Red Cross of Northeast Pennsylvania

by Web Services

Two Wilkes University nursing students were recently awarded the Medical Emergency Services Award by the American Red Cross of Northeast Pennsylvania for aiding a bicyclist hit by a car last year. 

Nursing majors, Peter Sidari and Amber Ankudovich, were honored at the 2018 Celebration of Heroes event on March 15. The event recognizes trained heroes and good Samaritans who were nominated by their peers and the community.

Sidari and Ankudovich were driving to a local hospital for clinical assignments in April 2017 when they came upon a bicyclist who was struck by a car near the Market Street Bridge in Wilkes-Barre. They began chest compressions until a registered nurse and the Wilkes-Barre paramedics arrived. The Medical Emergency Services Award recognizes their efforts in representing the values of the American Red Cross. 

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