Chasing Maine: The Lifesaver

As a nurse, Nicole Gibbons often deals with life-saving situations. But in the last year she’s had to deal with two life-or-death situations outside of work.
Nicole Gibbons sits with her seeing eye dog.
Photo by Roger McCord

Twice in the past 13 months, Nicole Gibbons, an intensive care nurse, faced life-or-death situations outside of work. In January 2020, Nicole had to make a frantic rush to the veterinarian when her dog was nearly strangled by his collar. Five months later, her knowledge of CPR saved a young man’s life after he experienced a cardiac event at a Maine coffee shop.

Chasing Maine is a biweekly video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. Subscribe to the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
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