Mathew O’Toole, a 47-year-old Briton, suffered a heart attack on a street in London, UK. The forty-something owes his salvation only to the responsiveness of a passer-by, who immediately alerted the emergency services. Ten days later, he was able to find his guardian angel.
Mathew O’Toole almost didn’t celebrate Father’s Day. On June 10, this 47-year-old Briton and father of two boys, was uneasy in the street in London. Sitting on a bench, the forty-something is caught “Severe nausea and begins to perspire profusely”, reports the British broadcasting company BBC.
Around him, nobody notices his state of health, except a passer-by, a nurse by profession, a certain “Dani”, according to Matthew O’Toole. In view of his symptoms, she understands that the forty-something is having a heart attack, in the middle of the street!
She is “In the right place and at the right time”, reports the British television channel ITV, and immediately alerts the emergency services, remaining at the side of the father of the family until their arrival. Mathew O’Toole was then quickly transferred to a hospital where he was taken care of. Today his days are no longer in danger.
” Thank you from the heart “
“I just want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, because I still have a husband and my boys still have a father”, Mathew’s wife Georgina O’Toole tweeted on June 19, 2021, addressing the unknown nurse. And to add: “She recognized the symptoms of a heart attack and called for help. If she hadn’t done that, he might not be with us today. ” Wishing to find this woman, whom she considers to be the guardian angel who saved her husband’s life, Georgina O’Toole launched an appeal on the social network Twitter.
Massively shared, his message has borne fruit. “One of her friends contacted us on LinkedIn saying: You don’t know me, but I know Danielle and here is her email address”, Georgina O’Toole told the BBC.
The two women then exchanged electronically. “She was happy to know that my husband was doing well, Georgina O’Toole told British media. She told me that there was no need to thank her, but that she would be happy to take the time to chat by phone one of these days. “
Fight for prevention
Asked by the BBC on Sunday, June 20, Mathew O’Toole said he was eager to meet his guardian angel Danielle. “I just want to talk to him. Come back with her on the unfolding of events but also on what I can do to educate the general public on what she has done. “
The O’Toole family would like to thank Danielle anyway and consider donating to a charity chosen by her. They also want to invest in the prevention of cardiovascular accidents.