In Asheboro, North California, lightning struck a transformer, putting a house on fire. The house was owned by 90-year-old Arthur Schneider and his 89-year-old wife, Rosemary Schneider, who is already bound to a wheelchair due to Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
Since Rosemary’s health deteriorated, Arthur took care of her. He does everything except for feeding her.
After the lightning struck, the lights went off. Apparently, the electricity blew out inside. The hallways were then filled with smoke, and the kitchen immediately went black. All the alarms were already buzzing.
During the incident, Arthur braved the fire and rescued his wife of seventy years. He pushed Rosemary’s wheelchair through the burning house and out to the front porch. Because there were steps outside, he had to stop. He thought he could no longer take the wheelchair any further.
Considering Arthur’s age, he was able to jump into action. He dropped his cane behind and ran to the house of his neighbor, which has the distance equal to the length of a football field. What he did was a miracle.
The neighbor immediately ran and helped pull Rosemary’s wheelchair off the porch until finally, the firemen arrived.
Arthur had no idea how he managed to run that fast or that far. He said, “I guess God gives us a little strength when we need it.” He didn’t even consider his actions heroic.
Because the home was severely damaged, the couple is now living with their daughter Bernadette. She said, “There’s no way they’ll live without each other.”
Arthur and Rosemary already have nine children, twenty-one grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
When lightning struck the street transformer, 90-year-old Arthur leapt into action just like a real superhero.
He said, “I had to go back and get her. She’s part of me.”
Because he was unable to see anything in front of him, he just protected his eyes from the smoke and did his best to guide Rosemary through the house.
When he reached the porch, he dropped his cane and ran to his neighbor’s house. It was his neighbor who helped carry Rosemary’s wheelchair off the porch.
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