Runner, Tyler Moon opted to have ‘Jesus Saves’ printed on his bib instead of his name. Little did he know, he’d actually be saved by a man named Jesus.
25-year old Moon was running in a 10-mile race during the Twin Cities Marathon in Minnesota when he suddenly collapsed 8-miles in. Doctors would later discover that Moon had an irregular heartbeat, leading him to have a heart attack during the race. 43-year old Jesus Bueno, a registered nurse, was running behind Moon when he collapsed.
Bueno tended to Moon, provided CPR, and called for medical assistance. Eventually, paramedics arrived and were able to use a defibrillator to shock Moon’s heart back to a regular rhythm.
When Tyler Moon opted to have “Jesus Saves” printed on his Twin Cities Marathon racing bib instead of his name, he had no idea how prophetic those words would be. The 25-year-old Eden Prairie man, who works for General Mills in logistics, enjoys running and had watched his fiancee’s brother run in last year’s Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.