A man who recently collapsed in his front yard had the opportunity to thank the teenager who saved his life.
On July 30, 19-year-old Gabe Shallouf and his mother were driving in Milwaukie when they noticed a man laying on the ground next to his lawn mower.
They pulled over and realized that 76-year-old Jason Alexander wasn't breathing and did not have a pulse, so Shallouf began CPR while his mother called 911.
Shallouf learned CPR while training to be a Navy Corpsman, and that training paid off. He performed chest compressions on Alexander for nearly 10 minutes while they waited for medics to arrive.
Doctors said that Shallouf did such an excellent job administering CPR that Alexander will have no lasting damage from the cardiac event.
Alexander met Shallouf at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center on Aug. 3 to thank him for saving his life.
Alexander's wife said that he underwent angioplasty 10 weeks ago, which may have contributed to his loss of consciousness.
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