At home, news that her husband of 53 years had collapsed on the street came as a shock to Sheila Hensley. At the time, she was unsure whether Cecil Hensley had even left the house to join Shane for a walk.
Checking a cell phone app that allows her to track her son’s location, she decided to give him a call when she noticed he had stopped for a long time on the street.
“He didn’t answer but called right back and said, ‘He’s down, Mom.’” she recalls. “He said, ‘I’m sorry, Mom, it doesn’t look good.’ He felt like it was his fault for getting Cecil out and walking.
“It was not his fault. If it had happened when Shane wasn’t here, he wouldn’t have made it. It all happened at the right time and the right place with the right people nearby.”
With Cecil Hensley en route to the hospital via ambulance, Chris Shrader followed behind with Shane. Meanwhile, Chris’s wife, Tina, stopped by the Hensley home to check on Sheila Hensley and make sure she was OK to drive herself to the hospital.