Five weeks after his neighbors performed CPR for him, man declares “I do”


The moment a Pennsylvania man staggered onto a porch and rang his neighbors’ bell for help was captured on the homeowner’s security camera.  

Chris Favorin was suffering from a massive heart attack, also known as a “widow maker” when, barely able to stand up, he crumbled onto his hands and knees on his neighbors’ porch, video of the moment showed.  

“I was a mess; I thought I’d lose him for sure,” said his fiancée Beth of her thoughts in the moment, which was five weeks before their wedding.  

Chris was just finishing a home exercise when he had a heart attack. Beth realized he needed help. He didn’t think that he could make it all the way to the hospital so Chris went to his next-door neighbors to get help. 

Rachel Mowry, a nurse practitioner, and Christopher Mowry (a firefighter/EMT husband), rushed to help.  

“We started doing what we needed to do,”Christopher stated.  

For 14 minutes, the husband-wife team performed continuous CPR compressions until the wife felt a pulse. Two minutes later, the 53-year-old’s heart stopped again. 

“Honestly, we knew not (having a pulse was) pretty bad,”Rachel.  

They were able to bring him back for the second time.  

“I believe god put them in my path that day,”Chris said. “Without them being there, I know I would not have made it.” 

“They’re heroes in my eyes; The best neighbors anyone can have,”Beth said.  

Rachel and Christopher could watch in amazement as Chris and Beth tied their knot in York thanks to their swift actions. During the vows, they were even given a shout out.   

“I’m very blessed,”Later, Chris mentioned that he had Rachel and Christopher as his neighbours. “Because without them, we, I, wouldn’t be here.”


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