While on a morning run along a Torquay beach in Victoria, Australia; Sean Purcell went into cardiac arrest and his heart stopped beating – Sean was left face first in the water.
What happened next was truly remarkable. A group of quick thinking strangers came together to administer lifesaving CPR for more than 45 minutes, sourced a defibrillator and re-started Sean’s heart before Paramedics could stabilise him and air-lift him to hospital.
Sean’s prognosis was bleak, clinically dead for 45 minutes – his family were told that survival was unlikely, if he was to survive he would have severe brain damage.
But Sean did survive and thrived, and is here to share his story: the collapse, a five-day coma, a journey of recovery and his quest to find and thank the locals who saved his life that went global!
Sean is now driven to make the most of his second chance and live his best life, he has shared his story Life Of Purpose with thousands of people all over the country. His talk focuses on the beauty of the human condition, the importance of gratitude, how capable we all are when faced with direct opportunity or adversity and the need for all of us to capitalise on our skill set and truly live a life of purpose!