Teen Saves Boyfriend After He Was Struck By Lightning

July 11, 2018

A near-death experience for a young couple from Colorado ended up making their love truly come alive.

"You light up my life," Isaiah Cormier said to his girlfriend, Juliette Moore.

"More than lightning?" she responded with a smile.

"More than lightning," Cormier laughed.

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The 18-year-olds were camping in Nederland, Colorado on Saturday when Cormier was struck by lightning.

Moore found her boyfriend of two years face down on the ground without a pulse.

"I rolled him over and [it was] very clear something was wrong," Moore told KVUE. "[I] checked for the heartbeat, checked for breathing, didn't see either and started chest compressions and CPR."

Moore had taken a CPR class only a month before.

"I only had to do one round, and he came back and started gasping," she explained. "And he stopped breathing again, so I gave him a second round of CPR after that he was breathing and doing alright."

"I was going to die she brought me back," Cormier said. "I was going to die again she brought me back."

teen saves boyfriend struck by lightning
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"I was like you cannot go, yet I have too many things I wanna do with you. You're not allowed to leave me this soon," Moore said.

Moore managed to get service to call 911 from the campsite.

Cormier eventually made it to the burn unit at University of Colorado Hospital. Doctors told Cormier how lucky he was to be alive. The lightning likely entered through Cormier's neck and out his right foot.

"You can see a little bit of an entry wound," Cormier said, pointing to the small mark on his neck. "I have no permanent injuries and I'm a believer myself. I gotta give that to God."

Of course, Cormier also gives credit to his girlfriend who didn't hesitate to use the skills she'd just learned.

"I learned CPR a month ago," Moore said. "I saved – I don't know," she paused and looked at Cormier. "I don't feel comfortable saying that yet."

"Saved my life," Cormier finished his girlfriend's sentence.

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