Paramedic Rescues Pediatrician Who Helped Save His Life 30 Years Earlier
Chris Trokey made a special rescue on March 29, 2011. The paramedic based in Orange County, California, was among those who responded to a car crash where Dr. Michael Shannon was badly injured and stuck inside a burning SUV along the Pacific Coast Highway, KTLA 5 News reported.
After the rescue, when Shannon was recovering in the hospital, Trokey realized how the two were connected — Shannon was the pediatrician who helped save Trokey’s life 30 years ago when he was born prematurely.
Born weighing just 3.2 pounds, Trokey was given a 50 percent chance of survival. But Dr. Shannon stayed with him around the clock to help the infant survive.
“It’s amazing to watch them all grow up, but to have one come back in your life on a day you really need it, that’s really incredible,” Shannon told KTLA 5 News.
The two were recently reunited again at a local cancer fundraiser.
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