In December 2012, Richard Gladstone came to Philadelphia from England to see a Philadelphia Eagles game. The football fan has a goal to visit every NFL stadium in the U.S.
He made it to the game, but on his way home had a major heart attack on the Broad Street subway. A Good Samaritan, a physical therapist from Hatboro, immediately began performing CPR and until paramedics arrived and took over.
Gladstone was brought to Jefferson where he underwent bypass surgery for a blocked coronary artery. He returned home without knowing the identity of the Good Samaritan who may have saved his life.
A subsequent story on 6ABC helped track her down, after Gladstone had returned to England.
Gladstone’s return to Philadelphia this week had dual purposes: to meet the woman who saved his life, and to see another Eagles game. Channel 6 was there to capture their meeting:
Gladstone attended Thursday night’s Eagles game with many of the nurses who cared for him at Jefferson.