A married couple in North Carolina saved the lives of several people on Christmas Eve in two separate incidents, and they weren’t even near each other when the crises occurred.
On Sunday, Cleveland County resident Crystal Travis was driving with her daughter when they saw flames blazing through the roof of a home, WSOC reported. Mother and daughter immediately jumped out of their car to help the family, which included small children, to safety.
Crystal Travis described a dramatic, dangerous scene.
“I couldn’t really tell at first and then I realized this house is on fire,” Crystal Travis told WSOC. “Then, all of the sudden, the propane tank on the porch explodes. It shakes the ground, and you can just feel it. There’s smoke everywhere. It’s hard to breathe.”
The family was OK and managed to save some of their Christmas presents from inside the home to open the next day.
“It was just all really fast, really chaotic,” Crystal Travis said. “Just really glad they were able to make it out.”
During the ordeal, Crystal Travis had no idea that her husband was saving another life about 20 miles away.
Roger Travis was driving when he saw people on the side of the road attempting to perform CPR on a baby. He then pulled over and used his EMT expertise to revive the child.
“It looked like there was a traffic accident in the front of the mall,” Roger Travis told WSOC. “We did get a pulse. The child was crying.”
Although the odds were slim that both husband and wife would save lives on Christmas Eve, the couple considered it a miracle.
“God put us at the right moment, at the right time, for the people that needed us the most,” Roger Travis said.
The kicker: the two were on their way to meet each other when the incidents occurred;
“We were like, ‘What are the odds? This is the craziest day ever,’” Crystal Travis said.