A Pennsylvania man said “I do” to the love of his life 5 weeks after suffering a massive heart attack known as the “widow maker.” Chris Favorin, 53, credits God and his fast-acting neighbors for saving his life.
After his workout, Favorin began to have a heart attack. Knowing he needed help, he walked over to his neighbors’ house.
Their surveillance video captured Favorin ringing the doorbell and struggling to stand. Eventually, he is seen on his hands and knees on the front porch.
His fiancée, Beth, is seen behind him. “I was a mess; I thought I’d lose him for sure,” she said.
At that time, Beth told Inside Edition that they were supposed to have their wedding 5 weeks later and did not believe that he would make it.
Favorin did not seek help from his neighbors by chance.
Christopher and Rachel Mowry, a firefighter/EMT and nurse practitioner respectively, leapt into action when they saw their neighbor in distress.
“We started doing what we needed to do,” Christopher said.
According to Inside Edition, the husband-wife duo performed CPR compressions non-stop for 14 minutes before getting a pulse. Within 2 minutes, Favorin’s heart stopped again, and they were yet again able to bring him back to life.
“I believe God put them in my path that day,” Favorin said. “Without them being there, I know I would not have made it.”
“They’re heroes in my eyes; the best neighbors anyone can have,” Beth said, thanking the couple for bringing her now husband back to her.
Favorin and Beth thanked the couple again at their wedding, where the Mowrys were their special guests.
“I’m very blessed,” Favorin said. “Because without them, we, I, wouldn’t be here.”