Friends, I died from ventricular fibrillation Thursday. Happily, I was in a place where there was an automated electronic defibrillator -AED- and people who were trained in its use.
“I hit the street and was essentially dead. Not everyone is as lucky. I feel lucky, I feel blessed.”
Just shy of the 20-mile marker, Jerry “dropped on his knees and he just falls down flat on his face on the concrete,’’ Victor told the Houston Chronicle. “I was stunned…Of all people, Jerry did everything by the book.’’
“I remember doing my stretch and hitting the trail. I blacked out afterwards. My heart just stopped. They told me someone did CPR on me at the park and called the paramedics, who had a defibrillator and shocked me two times. If that person didn’t do that, I wouldn’t be here now. It’s crazy to think about.”