Brady Hoke writes to Notre Dame fan who suffered heart attack at Michigan Stadium
Leo Staudacher, the Bay City man who suffered a heart attack while in the stands at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 10 for the Notre Dame-Michigan football game, is doing well.
And among the many cards he's received in recent weeks is one from Michigan football coach Brady Hoke, the Bay City Times reported.
“This isn’t something that was set up by their (public relations) staff,” said Staudacher, the 69-year-old Bay City retiree. “This is from a guy who cares enough about a human being to sit down with a felt pen and write a note. It’s someone he doesn’t know, has never met and is a Notre Dame fan, but he took the time to do it. “If that isn’t class, I don’t know what is.”
Staudacher required CPR in the stands and ended up watching the end of the game from the intensive care unit at the University of Michigan Hospital.
Staudacher said he has been invited to attend the American Heart Association’s gala in Ann Arbor on Oct. 22, where he will present Marvin Sonne, the dentist who performed CPR on him, with the Lifesaver of the Year award.