LEWISTOWN - A pair of Aaron's delivery men arrived at Larry Street Sr.'s Thompsontown home in March to routinely swap out a stove.
They wound up saving a life.
Street had been lying unconscious after a stroke for quite a while when Steven Rhodes and Robert Boring II arrived on seemingly routine business.
Sentinel photo by MATT STRICKER
Aaron’s of Lewistown employees, assistant manager Sam Baumgardner, left, delivery drivers Steven Rhodes and Robert Boring II and general manager Casey Peppard, right, were thanked and recognized by members of the Larry Street Sr. family, sister Lana Ferguson, center, daughter Janelle Jones. center left, and son Larry Street Jr.
When the two men found Street, they weren't sure of company protocol about calling emergency services, so they quickly called their supervisor, assistant manager Sam Baumgardner.
Baumgardner told them they should call the police and try to help the man.
"If they didn't call 911 when they did he probably would have died," Baumgardner said.
Rhodes said he thought something was different when he and Boring went to deliver a stove for Street. He said Street, a regular customer, normally comes out and greets them, but he did not come out this time.
Boring said his wife is a nurse and he knew right something major had happened and 911 needed to be called.
"When I got there I knew something wasn't right," Boring said. "I could tell be the way he was responding."
Rhodes said he and Boring waited for the ambulance to arrive and they received an OK to leave by the emergency responders.
"It's a miracle. I feel really great," Rhodes said. "I have never had this happen to me before. It feels amazing. When you save someone's life, its incredible."
Larry Street Jr. was joyful and very appreciative of what the two gentlemen did to save his father's life after he suffered from a massive stroke. He had plaques made for Boring, Rhodes, Baumgardner and the store itself.
Street Jr. said his father is doing well at Locust Grove Retirement Village, in Mifflin.