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A 10-year-old Stamford boy went into full cardiac arrest Tuesday after colliding with another child at school.
Officials said the incident occurred at 11 a.m. at Heart Magnet School in Stamford.
They said Gerard Sangermano, a custodian who was CPR-certified in firefighter training, began administering CPR on fourth-grader Isaiah Walden Butler. They said school nurse Tomasena Smikle was summoned and used a defibrillator to resuscitate the child.
“We got a pulse, then the fire trucks arrived,” Sangermano said.
The boy was rushed to Stamford Hospital and his mother, Doris Walden, was called at work. She was given a police escort to the hospital.
“We flew up there running red lights, crying hysterically,” Walden said.
Isaiah was later taken by LIFESTAR to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.