He Was On His Way To Pay A Bill When His Life Changed Forever…

My mother always told me “timing is everything.”

Odis Banks shared on social media his harrowing tale of being in exactly the right place at the right time.

In fact, his presence and quick thinking were what lead to someone’s survival.

But is being in the right place at the right time luck or fate? You decide.

He Was On His Way To Pay A Bill When His Life Changed Forever…

“Ok, so check this out. I wasn’t to sure about posting this but hey this is my testimony.

Real life story: this past Saturday April 9th 2016, I saved a man’s life. Never thought in a thousand years it’d be me saving someone’s life. So peep this. I was on my way to pay a bill over in the shopping center near SAMs located Samuel and Buckner in Pleasant Grove. I end up sitting in the turning lane to enter into SAMs parking lot for 5 minutes listening to cars lean on their horn, roll down their windows to yell “get out the way”, and watched cars back up and go around a white Chevy truck.”

“I was like everyone else at first… Ready for the truck to move out the way. If you know the location I’m talking about then you know how the cars comes flying off that bridge on Buckner that merges before get to the 7/11 right there on the corner. It’s so hard to turn in and this didn’t make things no better. But finally after sitting there for so long and gradually moving my way up due to the other cars leaving I saw just enough room for me to get by and turn into the lot, but as I was turning I noticed that the guy that was driving was not moving.”

“I drove on into the lot but before I got to the first speed bump in the parking lot God touched my spirit and told me to go check. So I turned my car around and parked on the outskirts of the lot got out and walked to the curb to see if anyone in the car was moving but no one was. I decided to try to get 4 lanes of traffic to stop and allow me to get to the vehicle.”

He Was On His Way To Pay A Bill When His Life Changed Forever…

“The people seemed to not see what I was trying to do and didn’t show a care in the world but I made it without getting hit. As I reached the car I could see a man sitting in there with his eyes wide open but whenever I said something to him he was non-responsive. I kept telling him to pull over and talk to me if something was wrong but still no response. His window was rolled down and it was raining. His cloths were drenched so I thought he had be rained on but no no no, he was drenched in sweat.”

“I told him that was going to reach in and unlock his door and to please not hit me because I didn’t know what was wrong with him at the time. No response still. As I opened the door his foot comes off the brakes and his truck starts rolling forward. I had to stop the truck by punching the brake with my hand and reach over to put the truck in park. I told him that I was going to help him out of the truck so we could walk around to the other side but still no response.”

He Was On His Way To Pay A Bill When His Life Changed Forever…

“As I moved his legs around his body sloshed and fell on me at once. Seeing that this man was probably unconscious at this point I picked him on up, readjusted him and just started walking back to the other side of the street not thinking or worrying about the cars that were whizzing by until a group of drivers realized what I was doing and brought the moving vehicles to a halt. I crossed 4 lanes of traffic to get this man to the grass where I laid him down, then returned to the truck to get it out of the street, parking it near my car. When I turned back to go get him out the grass his arms were straight up and still non-responsive so I picked him back up and walked him to his truck.”

He Was On His Way To Pay A Bill When His Life Changed Forever…

“My friend got out the car and called the paramedics by this point. I put him into the bed of his truck and few seconds later about 6 cars were there to help. 3 of the people that got out were nurses and began to assist me. Maybe 3 minutes after getting him onto that truck bed he started seizuring and did so for about 4 mins spitting and coughing up blood. The nurses and I rolled him on his side. By the time the paramedics arrived he had stopped seizing. They took him into the ambulance and started running test to find out that his blood sugar level had dropped all the way down to 17 and was on the verge of dying if something wasn’t done immediately because he was in diabetic comatose.

“He had a mild stroke which was the reason he had stopped his truck in the middle of the street to begin with.”

“I thank God for putting me in the right place at the right time.”

Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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