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Doctor to thank passers-by at IUPUI who saved his life



INDIANAPOLIS — Dr. Martin Goldstein, a physician whose life hung in the balance for precious seconds on Jan. 12, will have an opportunity to say thanks to the police officer, two women and a man who came to his aid near the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

The doctor will meet the passers-by, including IU Police Department Indianapolis officer Brian Deubner and IU School of Nursing student Maria Whicker, during a thank-you presentation.

 The presentation will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, in the conference room at the IU Police Department headquarters in the Ball Annex building, 1232 W. Michigan St.

 A defibrillator provided by the IU Simon Cancer Center was used to help keep Goldstein alive until the Indianapolis Fire Department and an emergency medical services team arrived.

In a video, Whicker describes the incident, which happened on her way to a nursing induction ceremony on her first day at the nursing school.