On March 19, 2010 This man Stevie Lopez and Men from Station 9 and 10 from the Downtown Los Angeles Fire Department, saved my life.
That morning I woke up to hearing my about 8 year old daughter Alexandra, crying and holding our about 15 year old White Standard Poodle Frenchie, who fell into the pool and drown. She was getting old and was having trouble with walking. A few hours later, I went to the Jewelry district in downtown Los Angeles and my heart started beating about 200 beats per minute. When this happens your brain does not get enough oxygen and I fell to the ground and almost died. The dream team of Paramedics was around the corner at Starbucks when they called 911. Mr. Stevie Lopez, the gentleman I am hugging in the photo saw the crowd of people around me and jumped from the fire truck and started working on me with the help of his team. My friend that was there watching them use the paddles 3 times told me, "I told myself, there is no way now that you can come back, your face was blue with foam on your mouth." There were many there that day in the marketplace that later told me their account. I was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and they put a Stent in my artery.
This Monday On April 24, 2023 I went to visit my late friend Harout Zekian's parents on Armenian Genocide Day. His Mother Seta told me a story about when I gave her son Levon, my beloved white Standard Poodle Frenchie and I had zero recollection of doing that. I had to call her son and ask him the story of why that I did that. I knew that the dog was living with me and my children for years until she passed away that day. His Mother showed me a clock that she said I gave to his Grandmother that was also a total surprise to me. I recently ran into a girl that I went to High school with at FedEx and she told me a story that she came to my store and sold me a bunch of Jewelry and I had no memory of that. So if you run into me and I do not remember you from along time ago, please do not be offended.
A heartfelt Thank You to Stevie Lopez and The Station 9 and 10 Los Angeles Fire Department. I will never forget what they told me at the luncheon we had together at the Station. They said sometimes they can only revive a person for a few minutes to say goodbye to their Family. Cherish every moment with those that you Love. Forgive and Love the way that we are Loved and forgiven by JESUS.
G-D Bless The Los Angeles Fire Department.