Rewarding a Rescuer

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  1. Aaron

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    A man saved my wife's life early this week. It was during lunch at her job when she began to choke. She couldn't speak or cough. One of the engineers saw that she was in distress and performed the Heimlich Maneuver to dislodge the obstruction.

    How does one express his appreciation for this without getting too sappy or underplaying the event?
     
  2. Jim1999

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    Aaron, above and beyond anthing else, praise God that your wife is ok.

    I don't think anything can reward the man beyond saying "Thank you, and may God bless you." There may be opportunity to treat him and his wife, with you and your wife to a dinner. I know what I would appreciate.

    Cheers, and bless, mate,

    Jim:praying:
     
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    If it was at work, I'd write a letter to his supervisor commending him and praising him as a good co-worker. They might make him employee of the month, if they do things like that. Even if the supervisor/boss knows what happened, having it in writing to add to his employee file would be nice.

    Otherwise, you could write a letter to the editor of your local paper giving this man public recognition for what he did.

    I didn't save a life, but once I caught a stolen credit card number when I worked retail. I ended up getting a nice letter written to my boss (who made me employee of the month) and a $50 reward check for helping the company. Hopefully they will do something similar for this engineer.
     
  4. Aaron

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    Good suggestions. Thanx!
     
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    another thought: Is there a charity that the business, or this individual, supports? Perhaps a donation is his name would be appropriate.
     
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    Reward? Are you crazy? This is a perfect opportunity to bring a sexual harrasment suit against the company and the engineer. In order to do this so called "Heimlich Maneuver", he had to wrap his arms around your wife in a very familiar way. We should be thankful he didn't try and do CPR!
     
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    Prayers of thanks, first of all. Praise God!

    I did that very same thing to a man at a restaurant several years ago, and I was able to dislodge the piece of food he was choking on. I didn't want anythign in return. Just knowing he was okay was all the reward I needed.

    If you feel the need to express gratitude (and who could blame you?), a thank you card might be in order, and perhaps a note that says something like "I've made a donation to (insert benevolent charity here) in your name as a 'thank you'".

    Just my $.02
     
  8. just-want-peace

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    You need to know the personality of the man better BEFORE you get too "appreciative".

    Putting myself in his situation, a simply thank you ONCE would be sufficient.
    Should you feel totally unsatisfied with that, a gift card to a local restaurant, for an amt that would pay for an average meal for two in your locale, would be max, IMO!

    Anything more, OR more often, would be overboard for someone like me, BUT if he is the gregarious type, well you will need advice from someone other than me for that.

    Bottom line - show your appreciation in terms that will fit him, AND satisfy you!
     

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