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A McDonald’s store manager in Michigan swung into action last week to rescue a man who went into diabetic shock after the man’s wife asked for help over the drive-thru intercom.

Susan Causey said she picked up her 84-year-old husband, Ron, from a senior center in Southgate when she noticed he could barely walk, News-Herald reported.


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Believing that her sugar level was dropping, and her husband could go into shock or worse, a coma, Causey rushed to the nearest McDonald’s restaurant.

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“He was ready to go into a coma,” Causey told the newspaper. “I could see myself calling 911. Her sugar was so low.”

While the indoor section was closed, cars were parked at the drive-thru, Causey reported. WXYZ TV. Once she reached the intercom, Causey said she screamed that her husband was in diabetic shock and needed a big juice of oranges.

The location’s manager, James Dalpiaz, heard calls for help and said he knew what to do.

“I ran. And I said, ‘I got it. I got it. I got it, I know what to do,'” he told the station. “So I’m putting sugar in there. And he … said, ‘Oh, he only asked for orange juice.’ And I said, ‘I know what I’m doing… just trust me.'”

Dalpiaz told the station that he knew to add extra sugar because his aunt has diabetes.

Causey thanked Dalpiaz in the post, calling him “my hero”. Those who appreciated Dalpiaz’s quick thinking also responded positively to the post.

“I’m really humbled by all the responses I’ve been getting, because I’m a shy guy, so I feel like I don’t deserve, you know, I’m doing what was right,” Dalpiaz said. station.