‘It’s God’s Hand in Our Lives’: Sudden Craving for Slurpee Helps Save a Man’s Life
A New York woman’s sudden craving for a cherry slurpee put her in the right place at the right time to save a man’s life.
Christiana Corrado hadn’t had a cherry slurpee for three years. Then one day a couple of weeks ago she decided to get one. “So it’s pretty strange to me that all of a sudden on this day at that moment I would decide to go to that particular 7-Eleven to obtain one,” she told CBS2.
She was about a block away from the 7-Eleven when she noticed a car out of control and the driver slumped over. “The car goes right by my passenger window and I’m following it and I said, ‘Oh no, that’s not good.’”
The car hit a utility pole, which started a fire, then rolled down a hill and hit a CVS store.
Corrado made a U-turn and went to help. “When I checked for a pulse, I couldn’t feel any. And he was cyanotic — really, really blue.” Corrado just happens to be a paramedic and EMS instructor. She immediately began CPR on the man. “Hard, fast, and he went from blue to pale to pink, his eyes started to move, then his eyes opened and he actually started to talk and asked what is going on,” Corrado said.
A CVS customer was surprised that a slurpee craving brought Corrado to the scene. “It’s God’s hand in our lives,” said Nan Gollogy.
Corrado had been thinking that the day was a waste. After the accident, she realized it wasn’t. “You know what, your day wasn’t a waste,” she said. “Look at that. Never know what God has in plan for you.”