"A 15-year San Jose firefighting veteran remained in critical but stable condition Friday, as doctors placed the 44-year-old in a medically induced coma to allow him to rest.
The news came a day after Francis "Frank" Ryan suffered cardiac arrest in helping to battle a three-larm blaze that ripped through Saint Patrick Cathedral near downtown San Jose Thursday morning. On Friday, investigators still hadn't been able to determine what started the 11 a.m. fire.
Ryan was given immediate medical attention by his fellow firefighters. They said he had no pulse and was not breathing for a time, but his "brothers" brought him back to life before rushing him to the hospital.
The cardiac doctor who treated Ryan said his fellow firefighters definitely saved his life. He added that Ryan came to work with 'an angel on his shoulder.'"
Please join with us as we pray for Mr. Ryan's full recovery. Mary Help of Christians, pray for us!
One of the commentors over at California Catholic Daily, which also covered the story, wrote:
Let us also pray for the parishioners of St. Patrick's, who have a large task ahead of them.