And when speaking to the news show Facing Life Head-On, Ryan recalled that fateful day. “[On] May 26 I woke up at 7:19 a.m.,” he said. “I remember [that] I looked over at the clock, and I went to wake Jill up, which is a miracle in itself as I never ever do that on a Saturday morning.”
However, it was at this point that Ryan quickly realized that something was very wrong with his wife. “I went to wake [Jill] up, and she wasn’t [breathing],” the plumbing contractor continued. “She wasn’t responsive, and I went from talking to her to yelling at her – just shaking her.”
And so with Jill unresponsive on the bed, Ryan decided to take matters into his own hands. Shortly after calling 911, the concerned husband moved her off the mattress and made his next move. Specifically, he started to perform CPR on his partner, utilizing some of the experience that he had picked up a decade earlier on a medical course.