These Tosa West soccer players helped save a woman's life and then calmly went on to beat Pius
Saving a woman having seizures in the street was as matter of course for four Wauwatosa West High School students as routine soccer practice.
The four, Alex Wimmer, Sage Schram and Alex and Nick Stanisic, after helping the woman, played their soccer game Sept. 25 and thought nothing of their deed. It wasn't until the woman's babysitter messaged the school thanking the students that their actions became public.
The woman, Nicole Kastner (right), had picked her 4-year-old son up from her babysitter and was putting him in her car when it happened. She fell in the middle of the road, convulsing. No one was around to see her, save for her child, who had never seen her have a seizure.
The four were on their way to a soccer game when they saw Kastner convulsing in the road. The stopped, hopped out out of their car and called 911. They made sure she was alive and kept an eye on her son until paramedics arrived.
She woke up in the ambulance.
"There are not many people out there who would have done that for a complete stranger," she said. "I feel that God was on my side and sent angels. They are my angels."
The four later played a home game, beating Pius XI, 2-1, and didn't mention anything about what had happened to their coach or other players. Kastner went on to have a full recovery.
Kastner and her husband tried visiting the school, thinking the boys were cross-country runner, to no avail. It wasn't until Kastner's babysitter, Melissa Lopez, sent the school a Facebook message looking for the four, that others found out what happened.
Their coach, Ryan Bailey, wasn't shocked. He said he knows the four are calm under pressure and selfless.
"They dropped everything for a stranger," he added. "I couldn't be more proud of these guys."
"There was no reason to bring it up," said Nick Stanisic on why the four didn't seek attention. Wimmer added, "It's not a big deal."
It wasn't until Sept. 27 that Kastner was able to thank the boys face to face. She gave them each a card and told them all how grateful she was that they were there for her. She didn't have much time to thank them, as they were once again on their way to soccer practice.
"I think it's in their character. That's the way their parents raised them," Kastner said.
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