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Parents say MBTA workers saved son's life

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QUINCY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Two MBTA workers are being credited with saving the life of a man who suffered sudden cardiac arrest in a train station.

Kevin Bossart, 24, has a pre-existing heart condition. Last week, he suffered a sudden heart attack and collapsed at the Wollaston MBTA Station. Bossart fell down the stairs, hitting his head in the process.

An MBTA service agent, Karen Kane, saw Bossart fall and got help from an MBTA training school instructor, Tomas Gonzales, who rushed over and began performing CPR on Bossart.

Gonzales performed CPR on Bossart while an ambulance was on its way to the station. The 24-year-old was transported to Quincy Medical Center after being given CPR for 45 minutes by Gonzales and emergency responders. He was later taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Though he remains in critical condition, Kevin's father Bob said hospital doctors have credited the quality of the CPR that Gonzales administered with saving Bossart's life.

Kevin's parents, Bob and Trish Bossart, released a statement expressing their gratitude for the MBTA workers' actions.

"We're so thankful for Inspector Gonzales and Karen Kane's quick actions that they took to help our son, Kevin. Without their initial efforts, we wouldn't be able to continue with the care that Kevin is now receiving and we're looking forward to his continued recovery," read the statement.

Some of Bossart's friends have created a fundraising page to help defray medical costs, writing on the page Tuesday that he is "improving tremendously." Anyone who would like to donate to the fundraiser can click here.

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