Woman thanks co-workers, emergency personnel for saving her life


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

PADUCAH, Ky. - Unimaginable.  Living a normal day, walking around with a colleague at work and then collapsing, dying and waking up a week later.

But that's exactly what happened to Peggy Tippin.

Director of Student Services at Daymar College, she spoke Wednesday during a meeting at Baptist Health Paducah where she was taken in January.  She suffered a deadly cardiac arrhythmia but was 'brought back" by the doctors and staff at the hospital.

Wednesday, she thanked the people who brought her back to life.

"Extremely grateful for the staff and the doctors I do have and for their knowledge and experience because I do believe from the time the two staff members at Daymar til I was here at the hospital that every body contributed to my life and I have a new life now and I think it really was a joint effort," Tippin said.

A cardiac arrhythmia is caused when there is abnormal electrical activity in the heart.