Once the medics took over, Elsa made sure they had room to work and helped them get the gear they needed out of their vehicle. Breathing but unresponsive, the paramedics used a defibrillator to jump start Michael's heart before rushing him off to the hospital's emergency addmittance.
When Elsa had a chance to catch her breath, she remembered the victim had been sitting with a friend. She found the friend sitting at the same table and saw he was pale and shaken, so she went to him and offered a hug. He told her his friend's name was Michael Dodrill and he had a wife and two daughters, ages 2 and 4 years old.
Michael spent four days sedated and on a ventilator before having surgery for a pacemaker. Due to Elsa's quick lifesaving actions to keep Michael's blood flowing, Michael made a full recovery.
Elsa remained in contact with Michael and his wife Briana through his hospital stay, learning with tremendous relief that Michael survived his frightening ordeal without any complications.
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