(PCM) If it came down to saving someone you love, you would do everything in your power to save them, right? Well, for one young lady from Virginia, that meant a whole lot of power.
22-year-old Lauren Kornacki was on her way out the door when she found her father, Alec, unconscious and crushed underneath his BMW 525i.
“As I go to open the garage door I hear a primal scream, like…dial 911!” said Lauren’s mother, Liz.
Lauren knew there wasn’t a lot of time, so she did the unthinkable: She lifted the car weighing a ton and a half up off her father’s body.
“I just lifted up … and just kind of threw it, shoved my body as hard as I could then I came back and dragged him out and started CPR,” Lauren said. “It flashed like, I’m going to lose my dad.” His eyes were open, he wasn’t responding to me. I knew I had to get his heart beating again and I had to get him breathing.”
Miraculously, she got his heart beating again. He was rushed to the hospital, and has several broken ribs, some numbness, and other fractures, but no permanent damage has been reported. Lauren saved her father’s life.
Alec told MSNBC: “I’m just so lucky and proud that I have daughters that can perform CPR and have the knowledge to save lives. I think it’s an important skill for everyone to know and if it weren’t for Lauren I would not be alive today.”
(Photo Courtesy ABC/ Lauren Kornacki)