Peter Casaru saved because of Facebook message

October 8th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Oct 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British man was saved thanks to the May Day message that he sent on Facebook. Peter Casaru says he woke up from sleep experiencing extreme pain and was also paralyzed. His mobile phone which was near him by the bed was having a dead battery so he had to find a way to call the ambulance.

The 59-year-old says he used one-and-a half hours to reach his laptop which was lying just 10 feet away. He managed to type the words, “Can someone call 999, Ambulance for me, I need one now …” on his Facebook account.

Peter’s friends responded to the message and called the ambulance service. 20 minutes after he sent the SOS message, the emergency service responded with two ambulances. When they got to his cottage, they found him lying on the floor in critical condition. When he was sent to the hospital, doctors diagnosed that Peter had spinal spasm and he could have died if help had not reached him earlier.

Peter is grateful to the role that Facebook played in saving his life. He said that, “My only hope was Facebook - I have no doubt it saved my life. I managed to tap out a garbled message asking for help and my Facebook friends responded immediately.”

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