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Hometown Hero Award presented to Daniel Clifford

posted Mar 21, 2017, 9:47 AM by Andrew Drewnowski

Daniel Clifford, a resident of Amherst who lives at one of ServiceNet’s group homes, was recognized by the American Red Cross of Western Massachusetts for his heroic use of the Heimlich maneuver to save the life of program director, Gus Ramirez.  Clifford took a first aid class ten years ago, and when Ramirez started choking, he immediately sprang into action.  “It made me feel good, I felt like I did what I needed to do,” said Clifford.  The award was presented by Hali Dunn, of Eversource, at the annual Hometown Heroes breakfast on Friday, March 17th in Springfield.