A Good Samaritan gave all the honor to God after rescuing a woman who nearly died from a choking incident in a restaurant.
It was a typical day for Jenn Gottschling when she dined at a restaurant in Warren, Michigan. She ordered food with her friend when she suddenly choked while eating.In an interview with WJBK-TV, she recounted the struggle, “I started choking on the cheese.”
Jenn thought she was okay at first, but when she couldn’t breathe anymore, she panicked. In a recorded video from Leo’s Coney Island restaurant, she stood up while trying to catch her breath from the choke. That’s when other customers noticed the commotion, and one Good Samaritan immediately took action.
Falicia Clark, a woman trained in first-aid and life-saving measures, happened to be in the restaurant. So, when she saw what was happening, she went out of her way to help the other customer.
“Falicia Clark came up behind me and gave me some good Heimlich squeezes,” Jenn told the outlet.
Hero Honors God
She also revealed that she thought she was really going to die at that moment. Later, Jenn revealed how she felt, saying it deeply shook her because of her children. Apparently, her husband, Danny, had been battling stage four lung cancer. He was diagnosed six months ago, and Jenn has been by his side, taking care of him. And she couldn’t just leave her children behind in such an unlikely situation.
People deemed Falicia, a hero for saving Jenn in the harrowing choking ordeal. But she doesn’t consider herself that way. Instead, she credited God for using her to save the woman.
“I don’t consider myself a hero,” she stressed. “I’m just a human and when I see another human in need, I just stepped in when I needed. I just gave all the honor to God because I was just at the right place at the right time.”
Reference | Faithwire
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