LOVING WORDS: Monique Duggan (left) wrote an inspiring post on Facebook about her mother Katie's work as a paramedic after seeing her in action.
LOVING WORDS: Monique Duggan (left) wrote an inspiring post on Facebook about her mother Katie's work as a paramedic after seeing her in action. Contributed

Daughter honours mother’s life saving attempts

A BEAUTIFUL post on Facebook giving tribute to her mother's immediate actions to save a heart attack victim has seen Monique Duggan receive over 400 likes and 50 comments.

The post was prompted when Ms Duggan was returning to Sydney after visiting her mother, local paramedic Katie Fisher at Evans Head.

"Walking into Ballina airport to catch my flight back to Sydney a man went into cardiac arrest while walking through the doors right in front of me," she said

"I ran and grabbed my mum who came in and began doing CPR within about 20 seconds of this man falling to the ground.

"She took control of the situation, kept those around her calm, and tried her best to resuscitate him.

Ms Duggan said her mum's job had been distant from the life of her and her siblings."I've seen her engage with people who have hurt themselves before but I never thought I would witness something as serious as this," she said."I have seriously never ever ever been so proud.

"She is the strongest and most courageous woman I know. Day in and day out."The post prompted many of Ms Duggan and Ms Fisher's friends to comment, confirming the amazing work Ms Fisher, along with fellow paramedics including her husband Ben Fisher, does.

'Amazing mum' and 'awesome role model' were some of the comments.

One poster even confirmed Katie had been involved in saving his life.

Unfortunately the man Ms Fisher worked on was unable to be saved, despite 30 minutes of CPR and defibrillation onsite, due to a history of heart problems.


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