Natasha Stapp, a barista at Starbucks stepped forward to perform CPR on a stranger when Chris Smith collapsed on the sidewalk out front of the store.
“One of the things that I love the most is being able to change somebody’s day,” Stapp said
Chris Smith suffered what is nicknamed the Widowmaker Heart Attack. It is a heart problem so deadly, that only about 5% of individuals with it survive. They Widowmaker is when 95% or more blockage occurs in the main artery that supplies the front wall of the heart. If left untreated, it causes the entire firing wall of the heart to die.
Thanks to Natasha’s actions and the help of the 9-1-1 operator, Chris Smith is alive to today.
“The details seem kind of homely, but my wife and I were able to celebrate a 52nd wedding anniversary and I watched two of our grandkids graduate. None of that would have happened if Natasha wouldn’t have been there. Without her CPR work, there wouldn’t have been anything for the paramedics to revive,” said Smith.