When snow blanketed the New River Valley last winter, Roger White took out his snow blower and went to help a neighbor who’d recently had a heart attack. Before he could finish clearing his friend’s driveway, though, Roger’s own heart gave out, and he collapsed.
Getting him to the hospital was a challenge. The snow was too deep to drive through, and the wind and blustery weather made flying hazardous. At one point, Roger’s heart stopped, but the paramedics who’d managed to reach him were able to revive him.