What are neighbors for?

Sammi Corey  has been stopping by to check on  Chuck Neal since his recent heart attack.

Sammi Corey has been stopping by to check on Chuck Neal since his recent heart attack.

A Bumpass man survived a heart attack recently thanks to a quick response and heroic efforts of a neighbor.

Chuck Neal, 60, suffered a heart attack on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 18. Neal, who had triple bypass surgery eight years ago, was alone when the incident occurred.

“I was just behind my desk drinking a cup of coffee,” Neal said.  “Next thing I know, I’m waking up in the hospital.  I didn’t feel this heart attack coming at all.”

Lucky for Neal, his nephew, Dolan Parnell, found him minutes after the heart attack. Parnell immediately ran to the end of Neal’s driveway, waving for help.

Neighbor Sammi Corey, 26, was driving to a friend’s house when she passed Neal’s residence on Bumpass Road. Parnell waved her car down as she passed Neal’s driveway.

Initially, Corey was hesitant to stop, due to the fact that she had her seven-year-old son, Chase, in the back seat.

To read the entire story, see the Aug. 29 edition of The Central Virginian.

By tcvnews
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:19 am