‘I think he was an angel’: N.O. woman seeks stranger who saved her dad’s life

‘I think he was an angel’: N.O. woman seeks stranger who saved her dad’s life

Minutes after midnight on April 13, Stephanie Guercio awoke to the sound of somebody gasping for air. At first, she thought the canine was throwing up, however when she turned to her husband, she realized he was turning blue.

As a nurse at Touro Infirmary, Stephanie knew to instantly begin chest compressions. Exterior the home on Constance Road and Henry Clay Avenue, 20-year-old Caroline Guercio referred to as 911 and sobbed on the doorstep, fearing for her father’s life.

She led the person, a twenty-something clad in sweatpants and apparently on a jog, by way of the home to her mum or dad’s room. Stephanie Guercio thought he was EMS, given his calm demeanor and willingness to take over the bodily demanding chest compressions. She quickly realized he was merely a very good Samaritan.

He continued compressions till EMS arrived. Earlier than leaving, the person appeared at Caroline and gave her cool reassurance.

“He mentioned that he had prayed over my dad and God spoke to him and advised him that my dad was going to get a brand new coronary heart and every thing was going to be OK,” Caroline mentioned.

Thankfully, Mark Guercio made it to the hospital alive. He was discharged just a few days later with a plan to get his aortic valve changed in two weeks. These days, he’s simply glad to be alive.

The household realizes they owe this consequence to the stranger who occurred to wander by and provide assist that night time, however they haven’t been in a position to observe him down since.

“All I do know is that his title is Shane,” mentioned Caroline. “And I feel he was an angel.”

Caroline has posted in a number of Fb teams, asking for assist in finding “Shane,” however to no avail.

If discovered, she mentioned she simply needs to “give him a hug and thank him for serving to save my dad’s life.”

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