Throughout the year, our blog will feature AHA volunteer stories of survival and hope. We know there are thousands of stories like these - thats why we want to say “Thanks” to all of you for giving your time and sharing your lives with us. You can’t spell CURE without U! Thank you for all you do to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. YOU’RE THE CURE!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Strangers who helped each other on I-94 in Wisconsin reunite

Article by: Associated Press
Updated: November 17, 2011 - 11:27 AM

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - A man who stopped to help a woman change a tire along a Wisconsin interstate before suffering cardiac arrest was reunited with the motorist who had a chance to quickly repay his kindness.

An emotional and grateful Victor Giesbrecht thanked and hugged Sara Berg, of Eau Claire, in his hospital room Wednesday evening. Berg says they both started crying when they were reunited.

Giesbrecht, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, helped Berg and her cousin change a tire when they became stranded on Interstate 94 in Dunn County Nov. 5. After driving away, Giesbrecht suffered a heart attack. His wife, a passenger, brought their pickup to a stop. Berg saw the truck on the side of the road and recognized it. She jumped into the pickup and began CPR.

Giesbrecht could be released from the hospital Thursday.

No comments: