Parenteel Derck Backer (van Roekel) -
Nathan Troy Van Roekel
Zoon van Ronald Elroy Van Roekel en Frances Debra Schranz,
geboren 1-7-1965 USA Oregon Hillsboro
Trouwt 13-6-1987 Laurie NN
- Nathan Van Roekel,
- Drew Van Roekel,
- Logan Van Roekel,
- Email Deb Groen Emery 11-4-2017:
- Article about Troy & Laurie:
When Troy Van Roekel collapsed at his North Plains farm last month, no one hesitated.
His wife, Laurie, immediately began chest compressions.
Their son Nathan called 911.
And their neighbor, volunteer firefighter Lt. Terry Burns, heard the emergency
dispatcher on the radio and rushed over.
Together, they likely saved Van Roekel's life.
North Plains firefighters brought an AED -- an automated electronic defibrillator -- and
soon started an IV.
Within minutes, the 49-year-old cattle rancher was breathing again and his heart was
He was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for further treatment.
The story does not always end this way.
A timely start to CPR is key to a patient's survival, experts say.
Research shows that tissue and brain death begins in just four to six minutes.
To recognize their "quick and diligent actions," Washington County Fire District 2 gave
Laurie and Nathan Van Roekel the Citizen Life Saver Award on Feb. 10.
Burns received a medal for his volunteer response, as did Katie Allen, a fire district
intern who administered aid while Burns did chest compressions.
Troy and Laurie live in Oregon and raise Angus cattle.
They have three sons.....Nathan, Drew and Logan.
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