An elderly man unexpectedly suffered a heart attack at a taco restaurant in Weatherford, Texas, when two strangers came together to help and save his life.
Elderly Man’s Sudden Heart Attack
Gary and Sharon Patton, both veteran nurses, went to their favorite taco restaurant at the Downtown Cantina on Jan 18. At the restaurant, Sharon noticed that her husband lost his pulse. A bartender saw the elderly couple’s upheaval and took action.
“His wife checked for a pulse and he didn’t have a pulse,” Nicholas, the bartender said. “So we were figuring, like, his heart stopped. Next thing we know he’s not breathing,” he said. “So we learned, later on, he was having a heart attack. In the moment we didn’t know what was going on.”
Strangers Came To Help
The strangers present at the scene then came together to help Sharon perform CPR on her husband. They did first-aid before first-responders arrived. And Praise God, Gary indeed survived the ordeal!
According to Faithpot, Gary’s condition is now very stable. Sharon, his wife, reached out to Downtown Cantina to express her gratefulness to the people who assisted her in saving Gary’s life.
Downtown Cantina shared Sharon’s message of gratitude on Facebook. She wrote, “My husband, my self, and our entire community of family and friends would like to extend our immeasurable gratitude to everyone who witnessed my husband’s acute cardiac event Monday, Jan 18 evening.”
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Then she mentioned those people one by one.
“To the bartender who first heard my call for help, helped lower my husband to the floor, and called 911.
“To the kind gentleman in the green hoodie and beard, thank you for supporting Gary on the floor and praying with me in the parking lot.
“To the woman with the pretty purple fingernails, you’re willingness to cycle CPR for my husband will never be forgotten! You gave me a moment to breathe and center!
“To the young man who performed rescue breaths, in this time of Covid, there is no way to say thank you,” she expressed.