Diego Aguilera is a wrestler at Buena Vista University in Iowa who can now add life saver to his resume. The college student just started a new job at Walmart and was being trained as an associate in the produce department by a man in his 60s. Then all of a sudden, the guy clutched his chest and slumped over a box of bananas.
The man’s face turned white and he was sweating, and it turns out, he was having a heart attack. Aguilera jumped into action, checking his pulse and starting chest compressions and when his trainer regained consciousness, he asked him questions to help him stay awake. He alerted a manager who called 911 and an ambulance arrived to take the man to the hospital.
“In my mind, it wasn’t really scary in that moment,” this hero explains. “It was more: What can I do right now to help? There was no time to think about it. I had to keep moving.”