A New York woman who experienced a sudden craving for a Slurpee ended up being in the right place at the right time to save a man’s life.
Westchester County resident Christina Corrado hadn’t had a cheery Slurpee since she was pregnant three years ago, WCBS reported.
“So, it’s pretty strange to me that all of a sudden on this day at that moment I would decide to go to that particular 7-Eleven to obtain one,” Corrado said.
The moment Corrado – a paramedic and EMS instructor – decided to indulge her hankering at a 7-Eleven in Yorktown Heights on May 3, she witnessed a horrific car crash about a block away.
“The car goes right by my passenger window and I’m following it and I said ‘Oh no, that’s not good,’” Corrado said.
The man behind the wheel had a heart attack, struck a utility pole, sparking a fire, and then the car rolled down a patch of grass and into a CVS drug store.
When Corrado saw the driver slumped over, she made a U-turn and rushed to his side.
Once on the scene, she began CPR chest compressions on the victim, whom she described as “really, really blue.”
At first, she didn’t feel a heartbeat, but it wasn’t long until she noticed a difference.
“Hard, fast, and he went from blue to pale to pink, his eyes started to move, then his eyes opened and he actually started to talk and asked what is going on,” she said.
One witness, CVS customer Nan Gollogy, credited God for sending Corrado.
“It’s God’s hand in our lives,” Gollogy said.
Corrado agreed. She said before that moment she had been thinking that her day had been a waste, but now she knows it’s not.
“You know what, your day wasn’t a waste. Look at that,” she said. “[You] never know what God has in plan for you.”