Heart attack survivor revisits Bridge Pedal

Heart attack survivor revisits Bridge Pedal

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by Wayne Havrelly

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Posted on August 11, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 12 at 7:35 AM

PORTLAND -- A life was saved and lives were changed during a traumatic event at last year's Providence Bridge Pedal.

"This is wonderful. I'm in heaven riding with my son," said Steve Dinwiddie who suffered a massive heart attack while riding with his 6-year-old son during last year's bridge pedal. 

Dinwiddie crashed with his son Daniel on the back and doesn't remember anything.  Daniel will never forget.

"I saw him start weaving and then he fell over and the bike fell on me," said Daniel Dodd who is now 7.  "I didn't get hurt very bad, but I was crying about my dad."

Beth Daley-Colasurdo was riding behind  them and immediately stopped to help.

"This man was purple and that's when I pushed him on his back and started chest compressions," said Daley-Colasurdo who just happens to be a registered nurse at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

This year, Daniel, his Dad, and Beth will ride together in Sunday's Providence Bridge Pedal. 

"We've developed a wonderful friendship," said Dinwiddie. 

"This is fabulous. I'm just so excited to ride with him," said Daley-Colasurdo.

Dinwiddie comes from a family with a history of heart disease.  He says over the past year he's changed his diet dramatically.

"I'm forever grateful to everybody that helped me," said Dinwiddie

   

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