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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Arkansas man is alive because a Toledo firefighter who happened to be on
vacation spotted him on a busy highway, near death, and stopped to help.
thought I had lost my husband," said Wilma Hohn. "And I wasn't sure for awhile that
my life might be taken."
and Wilma Hohn are high school sweethearts from Arkansas, who have been married
for 56 years. They were on their way back from a trip to Michigan when things
took an unexpected turn on I-75 south.
husband swerved a little bit," Wilma explained. "I looked over and he slumped
over, and then our car hit the left banister."
yanked the keys from the ignition and says her husband turned blue and stopped
breathing. She got out to find help and moments later, help showed up.
very much believe that God – his hand was taking care of us, and that Michael
was our guardian angel," Wilma said.
Michael Fuelling was technically on vacation himself, he says his firefighter
oath and his heart did the thinking and he pulled over.
actually had the heart attack while I was talking to him," Fuelling said of
Carl. "He actually went unconscious while I was talking to him, and I started
CPR on him immediately."
quick thinking got Carl's heart beating again. Then on-duty crews showed up and
took Carl to the hospital, where he got a pacemaker, and a visit from his
don't generally get to see the outcome," Fuelling said. "But I wanted to know
the outcome, so it was an emotional time for all of us."
Hohns says the City of Toledo should know what a protector and angel they have
in Michael Fuelling.