We’ve always heard how people have died to secure our right to vote, but not many have died at the polls…and then come back to make sure they got the job done.
That was the case for one elderly Michigan man, though, who had the good fortune to be voting next to home-care nurse Ty Houston, who started performing CPR as soon as he had confirmed the man had stopped breathing and was without a heartbeat.
When the man was successfully revived, a tracheotomy tube in his throat, onlookers were shocked by his first question.
“Did I vote?” he asked astonished onlookers.The man’s wife tried to reassure him that it wasn’t important, but Houston says the man responded that only two things were important: “That I love you and that I finished what I came here to do—vote.”
Love of wife and love of country. You can’t ask for more than that, and Houston was certainly glad he didn’t skip voting to grab lunch instead.
Full story at Yahoo.
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