The parents of a Braintree man with a heart condition thanked two MBTA workers Monday, a week after the workers helped their 24-year-old son when he went into cardiac arrest and fell down the stairs at the Wollaston train station.
On Jan. 27, Kevin Bossart collapsed at the train station while heading to work and later was placed into a medically-induced coma. Bossart, who grew up in Quincy but recently moved to Braintree, has since come out of the coma and remains in critical condition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Bossart has Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, or HCM, which is a genetic condition and a leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest.
On Monday afternoon, Bossart’s parents, Trish and Bob Bossart of Quincy, visited the Wollaston T station to personally thank Karen Kane, an MBTA customer service agent and Tomas Gonzales, an MBTA instructor that teaches CPR, for their quick responses to Bossart’s emergency.
Kane witnessed Bossart’s fall and notified Gonzales, who rushed over and administered CPR until paramedics arrived.
The Bossarts are also crediting other first-responders and medical workers for helping save their son’s life, including a paramedic from Fallon Ambulance, several Quincy firefighters, staff at Quincy Medical Center and the Brigham and Women’s intensive-care unit.