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Community Hospital patient reunites with her 'guardian angel'

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Posted at 7:16 PM, Dec 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-20 23:07:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS — After more than a week of searching, an Indiana woman got to thank a woman who helped save her life.

On Dec. 8, Barbara was dropped off at the front door of Community Heart and Vascular Hospital. While her husband was parking the car, Barbara collapsed from a cardiac event.

Hospital staff and a woman who said she was a retired nurse came to help her and started CPR.

On Dec. 16, the nurse who Barbara called her guardian angel visited her in the hospital.

"I am so thankful to see you alive," Stephanie Schwebach said. "You came in and you fell down right at my feet."

Schwebach says she couldn't get Barbara out of her mind and didn't know if she was alive. She thought of Barbara each day.

"I had to have that privilege of meeting she and her husband. It was lovely," she said.

"It's a wonderful person who would do this [and] not even know you," Barbara said earlier this month. "If someone hadn't saved me like she did and then [the hospital staff] did, you know, it wouldn't have been good."