The wife of a man who four strangers saved from a sudden cardiac arrest said that the men who saved her husband were “angels.”
Kei’Shon Paige, 20, his brother KeiJuan Page, 15, and friends Mark Jones, 19, and Ricardo Smith, 16, were playing basketball at John Rolfe Middle School on March 10 when they spotted an unresponsive man on the court.
“We all thought he was just tired, but about two minutes later he was still on the ground,” Jones told WTVR. “Then his son was looking at us, so we just started walking over there to see what was wrong.”
They found the man unresponsive and starting to get cold.
“The man got cold, his stomach got tight, and his chest was hard. The only thing I knew what to do was push on his chest,” Kei’Shon Page said. A man who had been playing tennis nearby rushed over to help and he and Page took turns giving the man chest compressions. Jones, meanwhile, rushed the boy back to his house to alert their family.
Paramedics arrived and rushed the man to the hospital where they were able to gain a pulse, according to WTVR.
Kei’Shon Page said that God led him to help save the man.
“I guess you could say God led me in the right direction. I just put my hands in the right spot—nobody never told me how to do that,” he recalled. “[The man’s wife] called us her four angels.”
Kei'Shon Paige, 20, said, "The man got cold, his stomach got tight, and his chest was hard. The only thing I knew what to do was push on his chest."
Stranger’s Save Man’s Life
In Colorado in early February, strangers rushed onto the field to save the life of a University of Colorado Boulder student.
Josh Gonzales, a junior, collapsed on the field.
Nicholas Kolesky, a fellow student, told ABC 7 that Gonzales was foaming at the mouth and started having seizures.
He and Samantha Yanker, an athletic trainer at the university’s rec center, jumped into action.
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“I checked to see if he had a pulse and if he was breathing and he wasn’t,” said Yanker. “My brain was just like ‘let’s go!’ And I did everything I was supposed to do.”
Gonzales, 22, turned blue after going into sudden cardiac arrest. “By all definitions, I died,” he recounted later.
According to the junior, Kolesky and Yanker helped save his life.
“I don’t know how to put words to how incredibly grateful I am that they were there at that time and place that they were able to do what they did,” said Gonzales.
— Arizona Daily Star (@TucsonStar) January 25, 2019
Mechanic Saves Woman’s Life
An Arizona mechanic said that he saved the life of a stranger with CPR after learning how to do the lifesaving technique while watching “The Office.”
Cross Scott, 21, told the Tuscon Daily Star that he found the woman in Tuscon slumped over her steering wheel, with blue lips.
He broke a back window, opened a door, and crawled on top of her before performing CPR.
He said he’d never practiced the technique before. But he remembered an episode of the hit sitcom where Michael Scott does chest compressions on a dummy. He copied what he remembered from the show.
After a minute, the woman took a breath and rolled up. Paramedics soon arrived and took over.
Scott said a paramedic told him if he hadn’t helped the stranger, she could have died.