Just two days into his summer job as a pizza deliveryman, 19-year-old Anson Lemmer went above and beyond by helping to save a man’s life.
“When I pulled up there, I knew something was wrong, and I had to act. They asked me right away if I knew CPR,” Anson told The Post Independent in Glenwood Springs, Colo., explaining he was trained in CPR one year ago. “I jumped in right away to do those chest compressions.”
With Anson’s help, the man, who was turning blue, started to breathe again. He was then taken to the hospital by EMTs. Although more information about the man’s condition isn’t available, firefighter Jared Sparks told 9 News Anson’s actions likely helped save the man’s life. Anson just said he is glad he had the opportunity to help.
“If I stumble across something like that, I’m going to do anything I can to help,” he said. “I left a pizza boy and came back a pizza man.”
Another bonus: The family tipped him generously and allowed him to keep the pizza.