From Rescuer To Rescued: Doctor And Paramedic Save Each Other’s Lives 30 Years Apart

Three decades ago, Dr Michael Shannon saved the life of a premature baby who was on the brink of death. The three-pound boy had only a 50% chance of survival.

Fast forward to March 29, 2011: Shannon was trapped in a burning SUV. His vehicle had been rammed by a semi-trailer truck on Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point, California.

Shannon could have perished in the crash had it not been for a rescuer who braved the fire.


Daily Mail

With the help of a hydraulic rescue tool, the paramedic extracted the injured doctor to safety.

The rescuer’s name was Chris Trokey, the premature baby whom Shannon saved more than 30 years before.


Daily Mail

“It goes on and on,” Shannon remarked of the beautiful coincidence that saved his life.

The two men met again a few weeks ago at a fundraising event for a children’s cancer research charity. Their story became the highlight of the event.


Oregon Optimist

Shannon said he was not expecting anything in return when he fought for Trokey’s life decades ago. But his good deed went back to him when he needed it the most.

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