The “mystery angel” who saved Kelly Yoakum, a complete stranger who was involved in a “freak accident” on Monday, has been found after his wife, Cynthia put the call out to find her.
“We’re grateful. Very grateful,” Yoakum said, holding back tears. “I think she was an angel. She was in the right place at the right time for him to live.”
Tammy Stamps potentially saved Kelly after two main arteries were cut in his arm.
Holding his arm and calling for help, Yoakum jumped from his truck and Stamps rushed to his aid. Stamps wrapped a hunting jacket around Yoakum’s arm and while pressure was applied, her husband hurried into the four-wheeler dealership to have someone call 9-1-1.
“In that kind of moment, it’s someone’s life already at stake,” Stamps said. “I wasn’t worried about anything other than Kelly at that point, because the man’s life was in danger.”
Stamps said she’s in healthcare and is CPR trained every two years, but never expected anything like this.
“It’s different when the ball’s in your court, and there’s somebody’s life in front of you,” she said. “We didn’t have any business going there and looking at buying a four-wheeler. We were put there for a reason.”
Cynthia Yoakum said, “We’re so grateful they were there and just by chance.”
Having potentially saved Yoakum’s life, through tears Stamps said, “it’s just humbling is all I can tell you.”
“Thankfully we were there,” Stamps said. “I did what I feel like anyone would have done to save someone. I’m very grateful for his life.”
After meeting, after the incident, Yoakum presented Stamps with a dozen roses, and his wife, Cynthia, gave her a necklace showing their appreciation for the “angel’s” heroism.
“Our newfound friendship and gratefulness – that’ll be something forever from now on,” Stamps said. “They’re awesome people, and God wasn’t ready for him yet. Kelly’s a one of a kind person, I can tell. I know his wife would’ve been totally devastated had she lost him. I thank God for answered prayers.”