LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —A 78-year-old man who survived a heart attack he suffered outside the El Capitan theater in Hollywood was reunited on Wednesday with the people who sprang into action to help save his life.
Steven Shaw collapsed outside of the ticket window of the theater in December while he and his wife were asking for directions.READ MORE: Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI After Colliding With 2 Pedestrians At Gas Station In Highland Park
“He just went down like a tree,” Shaw’s wife, Diana Kerew Shaw, said.
The manager of the theater, Michael Bindy, sprang into action, administering CPR while Stella Teachout, an off-duty nurse from Azusa, helped operate a heart defibrillator.
Paramedics arrived to escort Shaw to the hospital, where he began his path to recovery.READ MORE: Bob Dole, Who Overcame Severe WWII Wounds To Lead Senate GOP And Run For President, Dies At 98
An ER doctor told KCAL9’s Amber Lee that the citizen-administered CPR helped save Shaw’s life.
They all came together Wednesday for an emotional reunion.
“The fact that I’m feeling makes me feel good,” Shaw said.3380085MORE NEWS: Inside SoCal: 12/5 Wrap-Up