A couple of weekends ago, my Grade 5 teacher posted an old class picture to his Facebook. People set about tagging people in the photo, and my old next door neighbour who I haven’t seen in at least 20 years was tagged.

On a whim I friended him.

Today after work I log into Facebook to discover that last Friday he had a massive heart attack at the gym, and was put in a medically induced coma for a couple of days. He’s recovered enough that he is posting to Facebook, but apparently they defibrillated him 8 times, and broke 3 ribs, trying to get his heart going again.

When I say he was in my class, it was actually a Grade 3,4,5 class. I was in Grade 5, he was in Grade 3. He’s 40, same age as my brother, and just had a freaking heart attack.

It’s just hard to wrap the head around.