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Member of the Kauffman Stadium K-Crew helps save a fan’s life

May 24, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT

Kauffman Stadium

The K-Crew at Royals games are people who roam the stands, dance on the dugout and fire up the fans. One of them also happens to be a nurse, and she helped save a 14 year-old fan’s life last Friday:

Sam Sapenaro, 26, was working her second job as a member of Kauffman Stadium’s K-Crew on Thursday night when a nearby fan yelled for help. Sapenaro said she rushed over and found the girl unresponsive and with no pulse.

Sapenaro said she began performing CPR with help from a man who was with the girl. The man also turned out to be a nurse. The girl was resuscitated, but stadium medical personnel had to revive her a second time after her pulse faded again.

There’s no information on the fan due to patient privacy laws, but she is, or at least was, apparently at the hospital afterwards.

Great job, Ms. Sapenaro.


  1. natsattack - May 24, 2013 at 5:44 PM

  2. bigharold - May 24, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    “Great job, Ms. Sapenaro.”

    That’s an understatement.

  3. cur68 - May 24, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    That’s good work.

    /Hat Tip

  4. chlstn - May 25, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Great work but also sad a nurse has to work two jobs.

    • stlouis1baseball - May 28, 2013 at 8:55 AM

      Someone’s glass is always half empty.

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