On New Year’s Day, emergency room doctor Vincent Basile marched in Philadeliphia’s annual Mummers parade with his face painted in rainbow colors and wearing a bright pink and blue Mummer’s dress.
After the parade, Basile and his girlfriend went to see the Eagles play the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field. While in the stands, the doctor realizes a man nearby was on the ground. "He's like blue in the face," Basile says. "He's not moving. He's not really breathing."
Basile rushes to join a nurse already trying to help the man. "I said, 'Hey, I know I don't look like it, but I'm an emergency medicine doctor,'" Basile recalls telling the nurse. The pair perform CPR on the man for several minutes until he miraculously regains consciousness. Not all that surprising to Basile, the man’s first words were asking what the score of the game was. Basile laughs recounting the story and calls the whole encounter “the most Philly thing to happen.”