A Virginia man is alive, thanks to his daughter's strength and courage.
He was working on his car Saturday, when it fell on top of him.
As Sarah Bloom reports...what his daughter did next...saved his life.
They were moments in time still a blur to this family- a frightful reminder of what could have been.
"As I go to open the garage door I hear her, a primal scream, like 'dial 911!'"
That scream was 22-year-old Lauren, discovering her father crushed under a car.
"There was no tire, and his body was angled this way."
Seconds later, she did what most would consider unthinkable...she moved a car weighing a ton and a half off her father's body.
"Lifted it up right here and just kind of threw it, shoved my body into it as hard as I could then I came back and dragged him out and started CPR. It flashed like, I'm going to lose my dad. His eyes were open, he wasn't responding to me."
Lauren is a former basketball player- and she's trained as a lifeguard.
"I knew I had to get his heart beating again."
And in that moment, with those skills and strength, she was the only person keeping her daddy alive.
"I'm kinda like telling him, talking to him. Don't... You can't leave me. Just stay with me. Keep breathing.'
Two days later, this is Alec Kornacki- still in the ICU- but walking, and finally getting the chance to thank his little girl.
"I told him what happened and the tears just come to his eyes. He said thank you for saving my life and she just smiled her blue eyed smile and that was it."
"Seeing him move and breathing I literally just sat there and was watching his chest rise and that's when I lost it. I started crying. I just couldn't handle it."
Alec Kornacki has several broken ribs and other fractures, but nothing that appears to be permanent damage.
He has three daughters.
All know C-P-R.
He shared this statement: "I'm just so lucky and proud that I have daughters that can perform C-P-R and have the knowledge to save lives. I think it's an important skill for everyone to know and if it weren't for Lauren, I would not be alive today."
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