An elderly man stopped breathing while voting on Monday, but fortunately a registered nurse who happened to be nearby was able to resuscitate him.
Ty Houston, 48, told The Detroit News he was filling out a ballot when he heard an elderly woman scream for help because her husband had stopped responding. The man had stopped breathing and had no heartbeat, or as Houston put it, “he was dead.”
Houston said he began CPR on the man and was able to revive him.
To his surprise, the first words out of the elderly man’s mouth were, “Did I vote?”
The elderly man’s wife said that was the least of her concerns.
But the elderly man was insistent, telling his wife that his two utmost concerns were, “that I love you and that I finished what I came here to do — vote.”
Paramedics rushed the elderly man and his wife to a nearby hospital.
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