When a trucker suffered a heart attack and crashed into the side of road in Willston, Vermont, James Pocock knew just what to do.
The 45-year-old, who camps out near Interstate 89, sprung into action, pulling Paul Bristol out of the vehicle and reviving him with CPR. The local fire department honored him for his actions, stating that they saved Bristol from irreversible brain damage until rescue workers could arrive and restart his heart with a defibrillator.
“James is a wonderful gentleman who has spent several years on the corner of Exit 12 in Williston. I had the pleasure of meeting him in November 2015 when he held a sign that simply asked for pants, as it was cold and his current jeans were tattered.
James recently helped save the life of a trucker who had a heart attack on the side of the road. Because of James, he is alive and well.
I want James to have the life that we all take for granted. A warm bed and a steady meal. Please consider donating to a very worthy cause.”
So far the page has raised more than $13,000. And Pocock is most excited about something he’s wanted for a long time: a new pair of glasses.
He’s currently staying in a hotel and looking for a job, with the request that 10 percent of the campaign funds go to charity.
“He’s a really sweet guy and always so appreciative. Just a really sweet guy,” Nicols told Good News Network. “His message to people is not to make a snap decision about what someone looks like or their circumstance because the homeless community is full of great people.”
Including at least one who saved a life.