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Two Men Save An Elderly Woman's Life In Clinton, IA

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Her oxygen was unhooked and she was panicked, unable to use her phone. Now, two men in Clinton being called heroes tonight after saving Karen Boles' life.

"I just want to express my appreciation for those two gentlemen and something as simple as a little concern and making a phone call really can make a difference in a person's life," said daughter of Karen, Sally Judge.

Sally said her mom is all she has left, her father and brother have both passed away.

Her mom, Karen Boles' life saved by two good samaritans: Bill Randall and Jon Stolley, in Clinton, Iowa. It all started with a mail carrier, who was worried about Karen, a woman he's been delivering mail to for 28 years.

"Walking by her house and she was in the living room, sitting in her chair, but I could tell she needed some oxygen," said letter carrier, Bill Randall.

Bill said Karen seemed confused so he called Mercy Home Medical Equipment, hoping to get someone out to fix her oxygen.

"It was just more or less timing because if it would have been a half an hour earlier, she probably would have been complete fine and if it had been a half an hour later...As as letter carriers, we kind of know who's who on our routes," said Randall. "So we look out for them a little bit, anyhow."

It was after hours, but a worker from Mercy Home Medical Equipment Jon Stolley, wanted to help. When he got there, he said Karen was in distress.

"She had some portable oxygen tanks that weren't even together, two out of the three were empty so I at least had one for her to get herself to the hospital," said Stolley.

Once Karen got to the hospital doctors said she had a heart attack.

"And if it weren't for those two gentlemen, my mom may not be here today," said Judge. "I may have found her in a completely different manner."

Both of those gentlemen so humbled and when asked how they feel being heroes, here's what they said:

"It's just something I would have wanted done if it had been my own mother," said Stolley. "I was just doing my job."

"If you take your time and observe what's really going on our there, you can make a difference," said Randall.

Karen Boles is currently in the ICU at the University of Iowa Hospital. Her daughter Sally said she's unstable at the moment, but they're hoping for the best.

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