CVS worker thanks boss: ‘I’m alive because of her’

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By Emily Pollok

Basilio “B.C.” Calchera and his wife, Gini, recently took flowers, a cake and balloons to the CVS Pharmacy on Great Falls Highway.
The surprise gifts were a thank you for Julie Covone, the store manager, whose quick action the couple credits with helping to save B.C.’s life.
“I’m alive because of her!” Calchera exclaimed.
The crisis happened Dec. 29. Covone had a gut feeling that things weren’t right when she got to work that Saturday.
Calchera, a cashier at the store, hadn’t arrived for his shift at 8 a.m.

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