GRAFTON — Gerry Fowle is an avid runner and consistently finishes in the top of his age group in races around Northeast Ohio. On July,  Fowle was running down Cowley Road in Grafton Township when his heart went into shock.

“About three miles out, I felt like I was going to pass out, and I said, ‘Well, I need to get out of the road,” Fowle remembered. Fowle didn’t make it very far before he hit the ground and was unconscious.

Thankfully, Michelle Dostall and her fiancé Paul Signorelli stopped to help him—their efforts were recorded by a law enforcement dash camera. “If it wasn’t for those people, I wouldn’t be here today, so I owe them everything,” Fowle said.

Fowle and his wife Beverly honored first responders who helped save his life that summer day. “I just remember running as fast as I could and I could tell Gerry wasn’t breathing so I immediately started CPR,” Dostall, a nursing student remembered.

Within a few minutes Sgt. Tim Hoffman with the State Highway Patrol pulled up to help. Read more from…

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