His heart stopped, leaving him without a pulse for several minutes. Yet, David Crouch is still here to share his story.
The 53-year-old man from Gresham, just south of Tyler, says heart disease runs in his family. What he didn't know was the heart attack he was about to have would leave him with a one in ten chance of survival.
Crouch's story is not only about beating the odds, it's also about an incredible twist of fate that helped save his life.
We met Crouch on the one-month anniversary of his heart attack. It was the first time he stood on the same stairs where he collapsed that day.
Doctors say, if Crouch would not have fallen where he did, we would not be hearing this story. Now, Crouch is thanking those doctors who he says performed a miracle.