In 1981, a three-pound baby was born prematurely in San Clemente, CA--and given a 50-50 chance of pulling through. Luckily for the newborn, his pediatrician was Dr. Michael Shannon. Dr. Shannon stayed by the baby's side in the hospital until he was certain the infant was healthy. It took some time, but the baby boy was eventually discharged and went home.
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Jump ahead 30 years. Dr. Shannon was in his SUV when a truck crashed into it. As the car burst into flames, Dr. Shannon was pinned by the wreckage, unable to escape. Firefighters rushed to the rescue, and eventually they were able to get Dr. Shannon out using the Jaws of Life.
But it wasn't until the two men got to the hospital that they discovered their connection. One of the first responders who risked his life to save Dr. Shannon was none other than Chris Trokey--the premature baby whom Dr. Shannon had saved in 1981.
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Dr. Shannon and Trokey got reacquainted during the pediatrician's 45-day stay at the hospital. When Trokey's son was born, he became a patient of Dr. Shannon's too.
Watch the video below to see how the two men continue to save lives--this time of the youngest cancer patients.
via Reddit and Yahoo News
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