“It gave me really great hope, and humanity, and hope that I could be a mom and a wife, because that's something I wasn't sure was going to happen through the year,” Melinda Ray said. "And just the fact that someone would put their life on hold for me and stop their life and save mine, you know, it meant everything to me.”


Jeff says the experience really changed his perspective on life and what is truly important. He hopes that Melinda and his story will have an impact on others and change their life as well.

"An average guy can step up and be a hero to somebody whose life is going to end. Hopefully, we can make my and Melinda's story not so extraordinary." Jeff told People.