July 12, 2018 One near-death experience for a Colorado couple ended up making their love truly come alive. The 18-year-olds […]
July 12, 2018
One near-death experience for a Colorado couple ended up making their love truly come alive.
The 18-year-olds were camping in Nederland, Colorado on Saturday when Isaiah Cormier was struck by lightning.
His girlfriend of two years, Juliette Moore, found her boyfriend face down on the ground without a pulse.
Cormier had been struck by lightning as he stood next to their tent, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
Thankfully, Moore had taken a CPR class just one month before and sprung into action.
“I only had to do one round, and he came back and started gasping,” she told Denver 7. “And he stopped breathing again, so I gave him a second round of CPR after that he was breathing and doing alright.”
She was eventually able to get him into their car and drive him to a highway to get some help.
Moore managed to get service to call 911 from the campsite.
Cormier eventually made it to the burn unit at University of Colorado Hospital. Doctors told Cormier how lucky he was to be alive. The lightning likely entered through Cormier’s neck and out his right foot.
“I was going to die she brought me back,” the lucky 18-year-old told Denver 7.
Moore says in her head she was saying, “You cannot go yet. I have too many things I wanna do with you. You’re not allowed to leave me this soon.”
The teenager’s boyfriend now says she lights up his life more than lightning.
Isaiah was struck by lightning this past Saturday. His heart stopped, but by the grace of God I was able to resuscitate him using CPR. He has made a miraculous and complete recovery. The EMTs, sheriff, nurses, doctors, and the other camper who helped me get Isaiah to them have all been absolutely incredible. We are so grateful to our friends and family for their love and support. What we want you all to take away from our story is that CPR training can and does save lives. Please make the time to take the class with your friends and family. I got certified a month ago. I hope you never have to use it, but I want you to have the skills if you ever need it. The link is in my bio to find a class near you. With so much love and gratitude, Juliette and Isaiah
Juliette shared an Instagram post on July 10, thanking the medical professionals and other camper who helped her get Isaiah to safety and on the road to a “miraculous and complete recovery.”
She also stressed the importance of CPR training, a lesson she says both she and Isaiah want people to take away from their scary experience.
“What we want you to take away from our story is that CPR training can and does save lives. Please make the time to take the class with your friends and family. I got certified a month ago. I hope you never have to use it, but I want you to have the skills if you ever need it.”