"He said I'm going to walk to the car and let you check out," Melinda said.
As Simmons was walking to his car, he collapsed in the parking lot after having a heart attack. Frightened onlookers rushed to his aid including registered nurse Curtis "Miles" Hinton.
"When I approached, I noticed he was not breathing, so I checked for a pulse, he did not have a pulse," Hinton said.
Hinton knew the situation was dire, so he began administering CPR.
"I continued to do CPR and after a couple of minutes of that, I checked for a pulse again and tried to arouse Mr. Simmons," Hinton added.
Moments later, Simmons' wife Melinda, walked out of the store and saw all of the commotion surrounding her husband.
"As I walked out, I saw that they were crowded around my car. I took off running, then I Saw Ronnie laying flat on his back," Melinda said.
Nearly 10 minutes had passed, but Mr. Simmons showed no sign of life.
"I remember them putting a defibrillator on his chest, and then later the fireman came over and said we have a pulse," Melinda said.
Simmons said he still can't seem to wrap his mind around such a frightening experience. He said he is thankful for a second chance, and the man he calls his guardian angel.
"The odds of him sitting in a car a row away. God had the right people at the right place at the right time,"
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