A New Jersey man is searching for the four good Samaritans he says helped save his life when he collapsed at JFK Airport as he and his family returned from vacation last summer.
Glenn Molnar and his family were fresh off a week’s vacation in South Carolina when Molnar went into cardiac arrest moments after stepping off an air train at the Queens airport.
“I really thought he was dying,” said Molnar’s 14-year-old daughter Chase. “I was like, ‘Daddy, no.'”
Molnar’s son, Grayson, shared his sister’s fear.
Molnar’s wife, Alicia, said she screamed for help, saying her husband was having a heart attack and asked if anyone knew CPR.
Three men initially rushed to help as the family stood motionless.
“They were talking to each other, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing, I don’t know how to do CPR,'” Alicia Molnar said. “I’m like, ‘Please try.'”
Alicia Molnar says she thought they were able to bring her husband back, that his face changed from a pallid gray. But she said a woman tapped her on the shoulder and said he didn’t have a pulse. Fortunately, that woman had a Port Authority defibrillator. The family wasn’t sure if she was a Port Authority employee, but they believe she was. She used the machine to revive Molnar and paramedics took him to the hospital, where he spent five days in a medically induced coma.
“When I woke up I almost felt like I was in a different world,” Molnar said.
Now he wants to find the people who rushed to his aide so he can appropriately thank them. Alicia Molnar posted a message on Facebook to start trying to track down the good Samaritans.
Molnar says he wants to give them “a big hug and a thank you.”