Mystery Woman Saves Family Matriarch

Rose D'Appollonia, from Arizona, wanted to celebrate her birthday with her family at Sumo Maya in Scottsdale. At the gathering, her mother suddenly went silent. Her husband noticed Irene De Santis looking despondent and staring off into space.

Rose tried to get her mother's attention but failed. That's when the family knew something was wrong. Rose's husband, Al, told the Arizona Republic “I got up and moved around and I tried to wake her, and she wasn’t responding to that at all."

Irene stopped breathing, but the family didn't know what was wrong with her so, they lay her on the floor to try to assess her situation. That's when Sandy Kohler arrived in the nick of time. She's a recovery nurse who was in town from Philadelphia. She instantly noticed Irene.

Sandy performed CPR on Irene and continued until medics arrived. After that, she left. Due to the chaotic scene, Al and Rose did not have the opportunity to thank Sandy for saving their mother's life. Sandy left without even telling them her name.

Al said, “My wife felt very guilty about not even being able to say thank you and not even knowing her name. I really did not get a good look at her. I don’t even really know what color hair she had.” Rose penned an open letter to the "Angel Nurse," which is how the family was finally able to learn her name.

In addition, USA Today reports that Sandy was only there due to a reservation mix-up. She left without getting a table. Had she not been there, Irene may not have made it. Sandy said she was just "doing her job."

Photo: Mad World News, CNN

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