Janie Hall, 45, saved her Plenty of Fish date’s life when she performed CPR on him after he collapsed at the table
A Missouri woman saved her Plenty of Fish date’s life by performing CPR on the floor of a restaurant after he passed out at the table earlier this month.
It was the first time Janie Hall, 45, a former respiratory therapist, had met her suitor, who has asked to remain anonymous, after chatting on the dating website for several weeks.
The pair met up at The Cheesecake Factory in Kansas City on April 7 and had lunch.
They had finished their meal when Janie’s date, who is in his late fifties, began coughing then suddenly fell to the floor.
She sprung in to action, performing CPR with the waitress until an ambulance came to take him to the hospital.
She has since visited him and was ‘honored’ to have been asked out a second time.
Reflecting on their unforgettable first encounter, Janie told People: ‘We had a wonderful meal and great conversation.
‘They boxed our food and we continued to talk for 45 more minutes, chatting about family and friends.’
The gentleman suddenly began coughing and lifted his hand to excuse himself but soon fell to the ground.
‘I turned my head to the side to give him some privacy and then the next thing I knew there were dishes falling onto my side of the booth.
Janie and waitress Becca Bartholomew (above together at the restaurant) performed CPR until paramedics arrived
The incident occurred at The Cheesecake Factory in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 7
‘He had glazed-over eyes and blood was coming from his mouth. I checked and he had no heart rate so I began chest compressions and CPR,’ she said.
When the ambulance arrived, she followed it to the hospital then slipped her card to hospital staff so that the man’s family could contact her.
The couple struck up a rapport on the dating website Plenty of Fish
The next day, she phoned the hospital and asked to be put through to his room.
She then exchanged text messages with his daughter and went to visit him days later in the hospital.
‘He remembered everything about our conversation at the restaurant. I told him, “I never got to thank you for the meal,” and he said, “Oh my god, you saved my life!”.
‘He asked for a second date in the hospital. I was extremely honored. What means the most to me is that he works on his health and wellness right now.’
Janie has not revealed what caused the incident, leaving the choice of whether to share it not with him.