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April 4, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Couple donates $25,000 to Medic One Foundation in gratitude for a life saved

James Raisbeck, who heads Raisbeck Engineering and Raisbeck Commercial Air Group, thanked the team of Seattle medics and firefighters who saved him in a medical emergency by donating $25,000 to the Medic One Foundation.

Raisbeck and his wife, Sherry, visited Fire Station 28, south of Columbia City this morning to thank the men who responded to their Seward Park home on the night of Jan. 2 after Sherry Raisbeck dialed 911 to say she found her husband collapsed in the foyer. The couple later learned from doctors that Raisbeck had had an adverse reaction to blood thinners he had been taking.

Raisbeck said that he hopes the donation will go toward training a new paramedic.

“James was at death’s door and a lot of people brought him back,” Sherry Raisbeck said emotionally.

The Sherry and James Raisbeck Foundation has pledged more than $13 million to local organizations – everything from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to the Pacific Northwest Ballet to Cornish College of the Arts.

In August, ground broke for the Raisbeck Aviation High School, an academic facility planned for the Museum of Flight campus. The Raisbecks donated $4 million to help build the new school, which will cost more than $43 million.

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