An Oklahoma man recently posted a video on TikTok in search of a respiratory therapist from Lawton, Oklahoma, that saved his life a year ago. The community has since made it their mission to find them.

One year ago, on Jan. 14, 2023, a man named James was in a near-fatale motorcycle accident near Cordell, Oklahoma. A respiratory therapist who worked in Lawton, Oklahoma, was driving by when the accident happened and performed CPR on James, helping save his life.

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The TikTok of James was posted to TikTok on Jan. 15, 2024, putting out a call for the respiratory therapist who saved his life a year ago. It was posted to the account @freelyme27, which regularly posts content featuring James. In the TikTok searching for the respiratory therapist, James asks for the community to help him find his hero.

And if you're out there, I want to say 'thank you' from the bottom of my heart. I'm a little banged up. I'm crippled, but I'm still alive, sitting in my living room and enjoying time with my family. And from the bottom of my heart and their's, I want to say 'thank you.' And if you're out there and you remember the incident and want to reach out, I would greatly appreciate it.

Since the video was posted, Oklahomans from across the state have offered to share the information. Some commenters included other respiratory therapists and offered to share the information with their colleagues across the state in hopes to help locate the respiratory therapist that helped save the man's life.

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@freelyme27 James was in a motorcycle accident in 01/14/23 near Cordell, OK while riding in a pack(#Bandidos and support). He would love to find the respiratory therapist who saved his life…#lawtonoklahoma #ourhero #cantthankyouenough #grateful # #respiratorytherapist #rt #motorcyclesccident #searching #emergency #lifeflight #ambulance #firstresponders #lifesaver #thankyou #reallifeangel #noquit #stillstanding #finallyhome #shesahero #hero #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #strokesurvivor #scisurvivor #survivor #spinalcordinjurysurvivor #motorcycle #motorcycleclub #mcpack #helpmefindher #cpr #almostdied #madeit #washitacounty #lawtonoklahoma #cordelloklahoma #US183 #ohp #oklahoma #viral #makethisviral #survivor ♬ original sound - Connie Lashmet

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