Daily Commentary – Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 – A Tale of Medical Survival, Joe Tiralosi Brought Back To Life After 47 Minutes & 4,500 Chest Compressions
- Dana relates the story of a miraculous health care success in New York that probably would not have been possible under rationed care. 56 year old Joe Tiralosi was brought back to life after his heart stopped after 47 minutes and 4500 chest compressions. It is not quite the season of miracles, but add this one to the list. These doctors that refused to give up are true heroes.
“These doctors did not stop,” Joe Tiralosi said, fighting through tears to find the words to describe his experience. “Without them, and I’m serious when I tell you, I wouldn’t be here.”
Tiralosi is a medical miracle. He’s been to the edge and back, to a place most people don’t return from. Now he’s at home in Brooklyn, but three months ago he literally died.
“I think miracle best describes it,” Tiralosi said.