The victim of a near tragic hit-and-run incident is reunited with the first responders that saved his life. This NBC Washington piece shares the heartwarming story for both the survivor and the first responders. This piece also explains the “cardiac arrest saves” coin that survivors hand to first responders to recognize their heroic actions. And a surprise ending on how else he thanked them.
Benjamin Gates has played cello at the White House and the Kennedy Center, but the audience he most wanted to play for was the first responders who saved his life. He is thriving despite spending weeks in a coma after being struck in a hit-and-run in Southeast D.C. last year.