Firefighters Save Man Having A Heart Attack Then Finish His Yard Work For Him

A man was doing his yard work when he suddenly had a heart attack, but the first responders who saved him went above and beyond their duty by helping him complete his lawn.

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Posted by Melissa Ann Work on Saturday, July 7, 2018

Gene Work from Florida had a massive heart attack while laying sod on his lawn. The stress of completing his yard by the deadline set by the homeowner’s association triggered and set it off, as told by his wife Melissa in a Facebook post.

But instead of thinking about his health as he was brought to the hospital, he was still worried about his lawn. As he was slipping in and out of consciousness, he begged his wife to figure out what to do with the sod because he didn’t want it to go to waste and die.

“It’s ALL he kept asking about literally during a massive heart attack,” Melissa wrote, adding she calmed him down and told him, “Jesus will help us. It’s ok. Jesus will figure this out babe.”

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Posted by Melissa Ann Work on Sunday, July 8, 2018

Gene’s brother who had been helping him stayed behind while Gene was transported to the hospital and was planning to stay late to finish up the yard work.

But after the firefighters from the Pasco County Fire Rescue came back from bringing Gene to the hospital, they stopped by his home to finish his yard.

While Gene’s brother was laying new rows of sod on the property, “he heard huge trucks driving back down the road.” He realized that the firefighters had come back to help him out with completing the lawn.

They said that they knew Gene was in serious trouble and wouldn’t be able to come back to complete the yard, so they decided to pitch in.


Melissa and Gene were surprised and very grateful for what the firefighters had done for them.

“I mean, they saved his life and then came back to save his grass,” Melissa expressed. “That’s just so awesome.”

When Gene woke up in the hospital, Melissa told them what the firefighters had done and he said, “We had to find them and thank them, we had to tell everyone about this kindness.”