Two years ago, Cassie had overdosed on heroin and fentanyl and was saved by Deputy McConathy who had administered Narcan just in time. The woman, 2 years later, visited the Sheriff's office to thank the deputy. "There were a lot of tears shed in the office that day," posted the Sheriff's Office.
Dade County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook to share a story that warmed everyone's hearts. The post revealed how a young lady was saved by Dade County Deputy Misty McConathy as he treated the woman who had overdosed on heroin and fentanyl. McConathy responded on time and saved Cassie's life by administering Narcan.
"On August 1st, 2018, Dade County Deputy Misty McConathy was dispatched to an unresponsive female. Deputy McConathy arrived on scene and observed signs of a possible overdose. Deputy McConathy administered Narcan to the unresponsive female, and with further help from EMS, saved the young lady's life. The young lady had overdosed on heroin and fentanyl.
That young lady was Cassie Dykes.....," the Facebook post said.
It has been 2 years now since the incident and Cassie now lives a happy life free of drugs. The grateful woman recently returned to the office to thank her life saver.
"Cassie decided after that day, that she was going to live the rest of her life to the fullest. 2 years later, Cassie came by the Sheriff's Office to see Deputy McConathy (who is now Detective McConathy). Cassie has been sober for 2 years now, and wants to spread her message," the post added.
The arrival of Cassie brought the return of memories from 2 years ago. Cassie, according to the Sheriff's office, is a message of hope that reminds us of the power of courage and optimism.
"Her message is a message of hope. She wants everyone to know that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how thick the darkness may be. She is a walking testament to that fact. There were a lot of tears shed in the office that day, but most all were tears of happiness."
Courtesy : Dade County Sheriff's Office.