Woman Saves Man After Heart Attack On First Date (And Relationship Is Still Going Strong!) | TODAY

Woman Saves Man After Heart Attack On First Date (And Relationship Is Still Going Strong!) | TODAY

August 17, 2019 14 By Bertrand Dibbert


>>>WE ARE BACK WITH “TODAY’S”>>>WE ARE BACK WITH “TODAY’S” TALKER. TALKER. A LOT OF COUPLES HAVE A CUTE A LOT OF COUPLES HAVE A CUTE STORY ABOUT THEIR FIRST KISS. STORY ABOUT THEIR FIRST KISS.>>VERY FEW HAVE ONE LIKE THE>>VERY FEW HAVE ONE LIKE THE COUPLE WE’RE ABOUT TO INTRODUCE COUPLE WE’RE ABOUT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO. YOU TO. IT WAS A DAY AT THE BEACH, THEN IT WAS A DAY AT THE BEACH, THEN EVERYTHING DIDN’T GO AS PLANNED. EVERYTHING DIDN’T GO AS PLANNED. MAX MONTGOMERY FINALLY WORKED UP MAX MONTGOMERY FINALLY WORKED UP THE COURAGE TO ASK ANDI TRAYNOR THE COURAGE TO ASK ANDI TRAYNOR OUT. OUT. FOR THE FIRST DATE THEY WENT FOR THE FIRST DATE THEY WENT SURFING NEAR MONTGOMERY’S HOME SURFING NEAR MONTGOMERY’S HOME IN SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA. IN SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA. BUT MONTGOMERY’S PERFECT DAY WAS BUT MONTGOMERY’S PERFECT DAY WAS ALMOST HIS LAST AS THEY WALKED ALMOST HIS LAST AS THEY WALKED BACK FROM THE WATER WITH THEIR BACK FROM THE WATER WITH THEIR SURFBOARDS, MONTGOMERY SUDDENLY SURFBOARDS, MONTGOMERY SUDDENLY COLLAPSED. COLLAPSED. THE 56-YEAR-OLD WAS HAVING A THE 56-YEAR-OLD WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK. HEART ATTACK. LUCKILY FOR HIM ANDI TRAYNOR IS LUCKILY FOR HIM ANDI TRAYNOR IS A DOCTOR AND KNEW EXACTLY WHAT A DOCTOR AND KNEW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO. TO DO. SHE TURNED HIM OVER AND BEGAN SHE TURNED HIM OVER AND BEGAN CPR. CPR. THEIR FIRST KISS HELPING TO SAVE THEIR FIRST KISS HELPING TO SAVE HIS LIFE. HIS LIFE. THE WHOLE EPISODE WAS CAUGHT ON THE WHOLE EPISODE WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA BY A MAN FILMING TIME CAMERA BY A MAN FILMING TIME LAPSE VIDEO. LAPSE VIDEO. HELP ARRIVED QUICKLY. HELP ARRIVED QUICKLY. BUT MONTGOMERY WAS STILL BUT MONTGOMERY WAS STILL UNCONSCIOUS WHEN PARAMEDICS UNCONSCIOUS WHEN PARAMEDICS CARRIED HIM OFF THE BEACH. CARRIED HIM OFF THE BEACH. HE WOKE UP IN THE AMBULANCE. HE WOKE UP IN THE AMBULANCE. THE FOLLOWING DAY, HE HAD BYPASS THE FOLLOWING DAY, HE HAD BYPASS SURGERY TO REPAIR A BLOCKED SURGERY TO REPAIR A BLOCKED ARTERY. ARTERY. MONTGOMERY SURVIVED AND HIS MONTGOMERY SURVIVED AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH TRAYNOR RELATIONSHIP WITH TRAYNOR FLOURISHED. FLOURISHED. TEN MONTHS LATER HIS HEART IS TEN MONTHS LATER HIS HEART IS STRONG AND FULL. STRONG AND FULL.>>INDEED.>>INDEED. IN EVERY SENSE. IN EVERY SENSE. WE’RE JOINED BY MAX MONTGOMERY WE’RE JOINED BY MAX MONTGOMERY AND HIS HEROIC GIRLFRIEND ANDI AND HIS HEROIC GIRLFRIEND ANDI TRAYNOR. TRAYNOR. GOOD MORNING TO BOTH OF YOU. GOOD MORNING TO BOTH OF YOU.>>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING.>>THAT’S A STORY.>>THAT’S A STORY. YOU’RE OUT THERE, I DON’T EVEN YOU’RE OUT THERE, I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO TO ASK FIRST. KNOW WHO TO ASK FIRST. ANDI, DID YOU FEEL LIKE, IS THIS ANDI, DID YOU FEEL LIKE, IS THIS A FIRST DATE, IS HE JOKING? A FIRST DATE, IS HE JOKING? SHOULD I GET IN THERE? SHOULD I GET IN THERE? SECONDS MATTER IN A CASE LIKE SECONDS MATTER IN A CASE LIKE THAT? THAT?>>WHEN WE WERE WALKING UP THE>>WHEN WE WERE WALKING UP THE BLEACH AND HE COLLAPSED, MY BLEACH AND HE COLLAPSED, MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS, DID HE TRIP? FIRST THOUGHT WAS, DID HE TRIP? MY SECOND THOUGHT WAS, OKAY, HE MY SECOND THOUGHT WAS, OKAY, HE DOES NOT SEEM LIKE THE KIND OF DOES NOT SEEM LIKE THE KIND OF PERSON WHO WOULD BE PLAYING A PERSON WHO WOULD BE PLAYING A JOKE ON ME. JOKE ON ME. SO I TURNED HIM OVER AND SO I TURNED HIM OVER AND IMMEDIATELY REALIZED HE WAS NOT IMMEDIATELY REALIZED HE WAS NOT RESPONDING TO ME AND KNEW THAT RESPONDING TO ME AND KNEW THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM. THERE WAS A PROBLEM.>>YOU WENT INTO DOCTOR MODE.>>YOU WENT INTO DOCTOR MODE.>>I CALLED FOR HELP.>>I CALLED FOR HELP. AND YEAH. AND YEAH.>>HERE IS THE THING.>>HERE IS THE THING. AS I UNDERSTAND YOU’RE SUPER AS I UNDERSTAND YOU’RE SUPER ACTIVE, A RUNNER, PADDLEBOARDER. ACTIVE, A RUNNER, PADDLEBOARDER.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE SICK AT>>DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE SICK AT ALL UNTIL YOU COLLAPSED? ALL UNTIL YOU COLLAPSED?>>NOT UNTIL I DROPPED.>>NOT UNTIL I DROPPED. BASICALLY, THERE’S HEART DISEASE BASICALLY, THERE’S HEART DISEASE IN THE FAMILY, MY DAD’S DAD DIED IN THE FAMILY, MY DAD’S DAD DIED OF A HEART ATTACK AT 48, MY OF A HEART ATTACK AT 48, MY DAD’S SISTER DIED OF A HEART DAD’S SISTER DIED OF A HEART ATTACK AT 48, MY DAD HAD STINTS ATTACK AT 48, MY DAD HAD STINTS AT 69. AT 69. I’M ACTIVE. I’M ACTIVE. I RAN 10 MILES THE NIGHT BEFORE. I RAN 10 MILES THE NIGHT BEFORE. THE LAST THING I THOUGHT WAS I THE LAST THING I THOUGHT WAS I WOULD HAVE A HEART ATTACK. WOULD HAVE A HEART ATTACK.>>TWA US A SERIOUS HEART>>TWA US A SERIOUS HEART ATTACK. ATTACK.>>SHE’S NOT THERE, I’M DEAD.>>SHE’S NOT THERE, I’M DEAD.>>DO YOU FEEL ANDI SAVED YOUR>>DO YOU FEEL ANDI SAVED YOUR LIFE. LIFE.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>IF YOU WERE ON A DATE WITH AN>>IF YOU WERE ON A DATE WITH AN ATTORNEY, YOU’D BE DEAD. ATTORNEY, YOU’D BE DEAD.>>THIS IS YOUR FIRST DATE, SO>>THIS IS YOUR FIRST DATE, SO YOU REALLY DIDN’T KNOW EACH YOU REALLY DIDN’T KNOW EACH OTHER ALL THAT WELL. OTHER ALL THAT WELL. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? ARE YOU LIKE, IT’S NOT THE ARE YOU LIKE, IT’S NOT THE USUAL, IS HE GOING TO CALL USUAL, IS HE GOING TO CALL SITUATION. SITUATION. DO YOU GO OVER TO THE HOSPITAL? DO YOU GO OVER TO THE HOSPITAL?>>SO WHEN THEY TOOK HIM AWAY IN>>SO WHEN THEY TOOK HIM AWAY IN THE AMBULANCE, I HAD A LOT OF THE AMBULANCE, I HAD A LOT OF THOUGHTS RUNNING THROUGH MY THOUGHTS RUNNING THROUGH MY HEAD, THE FIRST OF WHICH WAS HEAD, THE FIRST OF WHICH WAS WHAT KIND OF LUCK IS THIS. WHAT KIND OF LUCK IS THIS. THIS IS TERRIBLE. THIS IS TERRIBLE. I CAN’T BELIEVE — I DON’T KNOW I CAN’T BELIEVE — I DON’T KNOW WHAT JUST HAPPENED, BUT I THINK WHAT JUST HAPPENED, BUT I THINK HE JUST DIED ON ME, YOU KNOW. HE JUST DIED ON ME, YOU KNOW. SO YEAH, I DIDN’T GO TO THE SO YEAH, I DIDN’T GO TO THE HOSPITAL RIGHT AWAY FOR MULTIPLE HOSPITAL RIGHT AWAY FOR MULTIPLE REASONS. REASONS. THE PARAMEDICS TOLD ME TO STAY. THE PARAMEDICS TOLD ME TO STAY. THAT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST THAT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST ONES. ONES. THEN ALSO I NEEDED TO KIND OF THEN ALSO I NEEDED TO KIND OF TIE THINGS UP, MAKE SURE TIE THINGS UP, MAKE SURE SOMEBODY COULD WATCH MY KIDS SO SOMEBODY COULD WATCH MY KIDS SO I COULD GO TO THE HOSPITAL LATER I COULD GO TO THE HOSPITAL LATER AND TRY TO WRAP MY HEAD AROUND AND TRY TO WRAP MY HEAD AROUND WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO NEXT. WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO NEXT.>>MAX, HERE IS THE THING.>>MAX, HERE IS THE THING. WE SAW THE FIRST KISS. WE SAW THE FIRST KISS. HOW WAS THE SECOND KISS? HOW WAS THE SECOND KISS? WAS IT BETTER. WAS IT BETTER.>>IT WAS MUCH BETTER.>>IT WAS MUCH BETTER.>>FOR ONE THING YOU REMEMBER>>FOR ONE THING YOU REMEMBER IT. IT.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY.>>YOU DID END UP TOGETHER,>>YOU DID END UP TOGETHER, WHICH IS AMAZING. WHICH IS AMAZING.>>YEAH, NO, ACTUALLY, WHEN SHE>>YEAH, NO, ACTUALLY, WHEN SHE CAME AND VISITED ME IN THE CAME AND VISITED ME IN THE HOSPITAL, I SAID WHO WANTS TO BE HOSPITAL, I SAID WHO WANTS TO BE WITH A GUY WHO JUST HAD A HEART WITH A GUY WHO JUST HAD A HEART ATTACK. ATTACK. I UNDERSTAND IF YOU RUN FOR THE I UNDERSTAND IF YOU RUN FOR THE HILLS. HILLS. SHE SAID, NO, I’M WHERE I WANT SHE SAID, NO, I’M WHERE I WANT TO BE. TO BE.>>YOU’VE TURNED THIS WHOLE>>YOU’VE TURNED THIS WHOLE THING INTO A CAUSE. THING INTO A CAUSE.>>THESE CARDS, PADDLE FOR GOOD.>>THESE CARDS, PADDLE FOR GOOD. AMONG THINGS, IN TERMS OF AMONG THINGS, IN TERMS OF HELPING PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT HELPING PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IF SOMEONE HAS A THEY NEED TO DO IF SOMEONE HAS A K HAS, WE HAVE A PROGRAM CALLED K HAS, WE HAVE A PROGRAM CALLED HELP A HEART CPR. HELP A HEART CPR. WE WANT AS MANY PEOPLE GET HANDS WE WANT AS MANY PEOPLE GET HANDS ON CPR DUMMIES. ON CPR DUMMIES. THERE’S A FREE SMARTPHONE APP, THERE’S A FREE SMARTPHONE APP, AED, PRESS A BUTTON AND IT WILL AED, PRESS A BUTTON AND IT WILL TELL YOU WHERE THE CLOSEST AED TELL YOU WHERE THE CLOSEST AED IS. IS. THAT’S THE THING THAT SHOCKS A THAT’S THE THING THAT SHOCKS A HEART BACK IN LIFE. HEART BACK IN LIFE. IT’S LITERALLY THAT SIMPLE. IT’S LITERALLY THAT SIMPLE.>>DID YOU KNOW CPR BEFORE THIS>>DID YOU KNOW CPR BEFORE THIS HAPPENED? HAPPENED?>>I DIDN’T.>>I DIDN’T. NOW WE’VE BECOME CPR INSTRUCTORS NOW WE’VE BECOME CPR INSTRUCTORS AND ARE TEACHING. AND ARE TEACHING.>>WHAT A GREAT STORY.>>WHAT A GREAT STORY.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. THE FACT THERE WAS A CAMERA