St. Louis (KSDK) - A local man says he is alive today thanks to two strangers.
They came to his aide after the man had a heart attack.
It happened in February just outside the IHOP in Wood River.
A woman who had been trained in CPR says she was running errands in the area when she noticed a man on the ground.
The woman pulled her van over and jumped out rushing over to help him.
She started giving the man CPR when a customer from the IHOP came over to help.
The two were able to continue giving CPR until an ambulance arrived.
"I'm so glad there are people like that around, people that are willing to help someone out that they don't even know because I didn't know them at all," said heart attack survivor James Wardein.
"He is up and walking. He is somebody's grandfather and father and I helped save his life so it feels really good," said Good Samaritan Keeleigh McAfee.
Phil Stassi and Keeleigh McAfee will be honored this Friday along with several others at Red Cross' first-ever Lifesaver Awards Breakfast at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.