HOUSTON, TX - First responders save lives every day in Houston, but it's not often they get to see the progress of the men and women they help! One year later, a man who Houston firefighters saved from an overdose is visiting station 8 in Downtown Houston. FOX 26 Nate Griffin was there for the reunion.
In March of 2017, Houston Roger Gahunia suffered a drug overdose. His friend found him unconscious and called 9-1-1. When HFD arrived, Roger was barely breathing and his pupils were pinpoint. EMTs and paramedics performed advanced life support as he worsened. He stopped breathing when they arrived at the Emergency Department in the hospital. Fortunately, Roger survived.
Roger Gahunia made the choice to change his life. He recently celebrated being sober for one-year and felt he needed to thank his rescuers. "I realized I couldn't go on the way I was going. I went to rehab." He said, “I want to thank the EMTs and paramedics that didn’t judge me, they just took care of me and saved my life.”
Roger’s heroes came from different fire stations to share the special reunion.