Turn 2 Reunion

Turn 2 Reunion


>>>IT WAS EIGHT HOURS, BUT IT SEEMED LIKE A LIFETIME. >>THREE MONTHS AGO HER HUSBAND’S LIFE WAS ON THE LINE. TODAY STEPHANIE UNDERHILL AND HER HUSBAND CURTIS WENT BACK TO TURN TWO AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY TO TALK ABOUT IT. >>OUR KEVIN RADER SHARES EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED AND THE REASON HE’S STILL ALIVE. >>Reporter: THIS IS A REUNION, OF SORTS, FOR CURTIS UNDERHILL. >>OH, YES! >>Reporter: AFTER ALL, IT WAS JUST THREE MONTHS AGO ON “CARB DAY” WHEN HE WAS PLAYING BAGS HERE IN TURN TWO AT THE MOTOR SPEEDWAY WHEN THINGS TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORSE. >>IT WAS 10:00 IN THE MORNING. HAD A COUPLE OF DRINKS, COUPLE HOT DOGS, AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW, I HAD A PAIN IN THE CHEST, AND IT TOOK ME DOWN TO ONE KNEE. >>Reporter: FORTUNATELY HE WAS RIGHT NEXT TO THE INFIELD CARE CENTER, WHERE THEY ASSESSED HIS CONDITION AND QUICKLY TRANSFERRED HIM TO METHODIST HOSPITAL, WHERE DR. LAWRENCE LEE WAS WAITING. >>IT WAS A TEAR IN THE AORTA IN A VERY CRITICAL AREA. THERE ACTUALLY ARE VERY FEW THINGS IN HEART — IN THE HEART WORLD THAT REQUIRE TRUE EMERGENCY SURGERY, BUT THIS IS ONE OF THEM. >>Reporter: SINCE THE CONDITION HAD A MORTALITY RATE OF 90%, DR LEE TOLD UNDERHILL HE NEEDED TO CALL HIS LOVED ONES. >>HE CALLED ME TELLING ME WHAT HE WAS EXPERIENCING AND ALSO SAID IF WORSE COMES TO WORSE HE WAS BASICALLY TELLING ME GOODBYE. >>Reporter: THREE MONTHS LATER, THE THREE ARE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. BACK WHERE IT ALL BEGAN AND WHERE THEIR STORY IS ABOUT TO TAKE ANOTHER TURN. >>I TOLD HIM A WEEK AFTER HE WAS DISCHARGED, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER BABY. >>CONGRATULATIONS! . >>THERE WAS A CHANCE THAT I WOULDN’T GET TO MEET MY

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