An accident victim is making an emotional plea. He says there’s a void in his life now because he can’t find the person that saved him.
He’s hoping someone out there can help reunite him with his angel.
FOX 29’s Jennifer Joyce shares his story.
“I want to find who it was that saved my life,” said Larry Miles.
Miles of Somerdale, New Jersey, says he is alive today, thanks to a mystery woman. According to Miles, she came to his aid last week when he was laying on the side of the White Horse Pike, bleeding profusely.
“I heard the voice of somebody behind me come up, and she said my name’s Debbie. I'm a nurse,” said Miles.
Miles was on his motorcycle and had just been hit by a car outside of a Wawa in the Waterford section of Winslow Township.
“I severed the main artery in my leg, so that’s why I was bleeding so bad,” he said.
The quick-thinking nurse by his side knew exactly what to do.
“She asked if somebody had a shirt. And from what I'm told she went on the side of the road and grabbed a stick and made a tourniquet around my leg,” said Miles.
You heard correctly, the woman made a tourniquet out of a t-shirt and a stick. Doctor John Chovanes of Cooper University Medical Center says the makeshift medical tool controlled the bleeding and likely saved the local father's life.
“I would say he lost more than half of his blood volume,” said Dr. Chovanes.
He also says the ancient tool is back in style. Cooper University Medical Center has begun issuing the tool to local emergency responders
“This is what every soldier in the US military is issued," said Dr. Chovanes.
They're effective, but only if you use them properly
The nurse named Debbie proved she's a pro, but no one knows who she is. She left the scene once the medics arrived.
“She gave me a big kiss before she left and said get well, and I wanna give her a big hug,” said Miles.
Miles is scheduled for a second surgery on his leg tomorrow. He's expected to recover just fine, but says he won't feel better until he comes face to face with the stranger who saved his life.
“Debbie if you're out there I'm at Cooper, call please I want to find who it was that saved my life,” he said.
Miles wants to hear from Debbie and so does police. Winslow Township plans to honor this woman for her courageous actions.