CLIFTON — It may take a village to raise a child, but sometimes it takes a city to save a family.
That point is not lost on Janet Sims, who wondered: Just how does one thank the police and fire crews who saved your 5-year-old granddaughter’s life?
By all accounts, the vivacious little girl almost died on Oct. 23, when Janessa Sims’ heart stopped around 1:30 a.m. after a violent asthma attack.
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It took the desperate efforts of her grandma, the Clifton dispatcher, a firefighter and three of Clifton’s Finest to pull Janessa back from the brink.
But the surprise, Janet Sims said, came afterward, when so many showed her family so much kindness by checking on her, her daughter, Amber, and Janet’s disabled husband, Andrew.
“Yes, these people did their job,” Janet said, “but here we have people who were not only concerned about this child, but her family.”
Asthma attack
The night of Oct. 23 was a …
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