Chapel Hill man seeks nurse who saved life

April 23, 2013 2:57:46 PM PDT
A Chapel Hill man went into cardiac arrest, and, lucky for him, a nurse happened to cross his path just in time.

However, that nurse that helped to save his life vanished before Robert Short could thank him.

Now, Short was wants the opportunity to thank the Good Samaritan. He said he feels so fortunate now and looks at life completely different.

Short went into cardiac arrest last Thursday after a jog with his 15-year-old daughter. They just wrapped up a run, and jumped into his car. He went into cardiac arrest at a traffic light at intersection of Franklin Street and Columbia Avenue.

A man in scrubs was walking in the area and immediately started helping. He pulled Short out of the car and starting performing CPR.

Short has no idea who helped him. He wants the chance to thank the man for saving his life and is especially grateful his teenager didn't witness a different outcome.

"She said something along the lines of 'It was good to hear my dad's voice again when I thought I may never hear it,'" said Short. "It really made a difference to her, that whole experience."

Short is hoping by speaking out about the situation he'll find the man who helped him.

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