November 25, 2014

Sprint is Doing it Right

I never thought I would be attending the Sprint developer conference and writing an article like I am right now. So as I sit in my hotel room at 1 am after spending the day meeting great people in the development community, and enjoying Dan Hesse’s keynote, I feel compelled to share a story, not of development, earnings or the next great android app/device.  Instead I want to share with you how a few people and a major corporation showed amazing compassion and when the pressure was on did the right thing. I am going to leave the names out because they are not what is important; what is important is the actions taken.

This morning several attendees intended to enjoy the scenery and brisk morning air as they departed for a jog. As they began down the path they noticed what a few thought was a homeless man sleeping on the jogging path.  However one of them having just ridden down the elevator with the man realized something was wrong.  The group sprung into action rushing to the man’s side.  They quickly determined he was not breathing and could not detect a pulse.  They immediately called 911 and with the direction of the paramedic on the phone, one of the group proceeded to perform CPR, attempting to resuscitate the man.  He continued to perform chest compressions until the paramedics arrived and took over.  The paramedics used a defibrillator to restart the victim’s heart and then get him breathing again.

The man was rushed to the hospital and at this time remains in ICU in a chemically induced coma while they try to determine the cause of the incident.

At the same time this morning, Sprint’s CEO was flying out to speak at the keynote. The plane made a quick detour and picked up the sick joggers family to fly them along with the CEO to California.

After the amazing compassion the Android family has shown after the last few weeks, raising hundreds of dollars for Cell Phones for Soldiers and over $1,000 for the Susan G Koman Foundation, I ask that you step up again.  If you pray, pray, if not, try give an extra thought to the man and his family as they work the mysterious cause of his tragedy.

Doing the right thing is rarely the easy thing, however Sprint and others made quick, hard decisions today and did it RIGHT



  • Vrylakos

    Wow, kudos to Sprint for an act that they did not need to take, but was a really really nice gesture.

  • meanmcclean

    Great article, rarely do we read stories like this anymore and I know its 11 minutes after you posted this story and I am up digging for the latest and greatest Android news, but I am proud to be the first to post on this story. I definitely appreciate those who take the time to CARE.

    • meanmcclean

      Well, looks like I was second but who cares lol good read, kudos to the Sprint representatives in taking action that may have saved a mans life.

  • TheDrizzle

    It’s nice to see that they have not gotten lost in the corporate game. Thanks for reporting this.

  • CMack

    That is an incredible act of kindness on the part of Sprint and its attendees. I’m a former employee and am not surprised something like that was done. Very proud !!

  • http://twitter.com/GamerCore Chris Chavez

    <3

  • Becca

    I work for Sprint and this does not surprise me. What surprises me is that it was written about!

    In a crazy world where so many negative things are written about, its nice to see stories like this. Way to go Android Guys.

  • SFS

    Thanks, Aaron, for sharing this. We’re not surprised by our co-workers kindness and compassion, but it was nice of you to report it.

  • Nick

    Wow! I’ve had my share of issues with Sprint in the past, but I stuck with them, and I’m really glad I did. They’ve truly become amazing!

  • T

    This man is actually a friend of mine, and I can report is doing very well now.