Thanks in part to Sivertson’s efforts, a 58-year-old Nebraska man is fully recovered from a massive heart attack that stopped his heart and breathing for several minutes.
About 30 minutes before the concert, Sivertson was sitting with his wife, Jennifer, and her parents about halfway up the rows, when he saw a man walk up the stairs and collapse. Sivertson walked down to see if he could help.
“Then he stopped breathing, and he had no pulse. His head was bleeding,” said Sivertson, who teaches CPR classes at the fire district headquarters in Bergen Park.