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Student saved by Virginia Tech police after 2014 seizure graduates

In Oct. 2014, his heart stopped when he had a seizure

Credit: Virginia Tech Police Department
Credit: Virginia Tech Police Department

BLACKSBURG, Va. – A Virginia Tech student whose life was saved by campus police officer after suffering a seizure in 2014 donned his cap and gown on Thursday for graduation.

On Oct. 17, 2014, while Michael Senoyuit IV was working at West End Market, which is on Tech's campus, when his heart stopped after he had a seizure.

Virginia Tech Police Sgt. Kendrah Cline was the first person at the scene and performed CPR for the first time in her career to keep Michael alive until rescue personnel came.

He was then taken to the hospital and initially kept in a medically-induced coma. Michael later made a full recovery.

Doctors later told the Senoyuit family that what happened to Michael only has a survival rate of 2 percent.

Cline later received one of the police department's highest honors, The Lifesaving Medal, for her heroic efforts in saving Michael's life.

Michael graduated from Virginia Tech Thursday with an engineering degree.


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