(WJBK) - Of all the things Peggy and Charles "Jack" Lowes' are thankful for, life is chief among them.
They have Saria Keith to thank for it.
"I'm glad you finally get know who I am," Saria said.
"You, you saved my life," Lowes said.
Saria was working at Logan's Roadhouse in Troy where Charles, an Army veteran diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, began choking and blacked out.
Saria performed chest compressions on the 83-year-old while on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, keeping him alive until paramedics arrived.
Her quick thinking and steely nerves were a Godsend.
"God works in strange ways doesn't he?" said Peggy Lowes. "We're just so glad you were there."
"That day I was not even feeling it, but I went to work anyway and I feel like he put me in that place so that I would be there to help save him, for a reason," Saria said.
"Exactly. that's right," Peggy said.
Now the Lowes, who have been married for 56 years, have a new friend whom they were eager to show their gratitude - with cash and words from the heart.
"Thank you," Sariah said.
One couple thankful for life. A young lady thankful she saved it.