Denny’s waitress saves man during heart attack
CHANDRA SOUSA stands in the Placerville Denny's, where the substitute teacher is also a waitress and saved a man's life recently. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
Denny's waitress. Substitute teacher. Lifesaver.
Chandra Sousa, 26, of Camino, added that last identifier on March 31 at about 6:30 p.m. when she saved Jim LaBerge's life after he suffered a heart attack.
The 72-year-old Pollock Pines man went out to his car to get the agenda for the Hangtown Kennel Club board meeting. He returned inside and had just put the agenda on the table in the back banquet room of the Placerville Denny's, he said.
"That's the last thing I remember."
Sousa, who was typing in an order at the register, remembers about 10 people being in the banquet room and one woman came out and yelled for someone to call 911. She also asked if anyone knew CPR, Sousa recalled. Despite a fair ... Continue Reading