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'Words With Friends' saves man's life!

  • Man credits app and opponent for saving him from heart attack
  • Was competing against woman whose husband is a doctor
  • Australian says of Missouri doc, 'I've gotta buy that man a beer'

OK, if you're suffering symptoms of a heart attack what's the first thing you do?

That's right: Start a trans-continental game of "Words With Friends" with a woman who's married to a doctor.

Because that worked out perfectly for Australian Simon Fletcher, who says he would probably be dead if not for the fortuitously-timed game of Sort Of Scrabble with an online opponent in Missouri.

Simon and his wife were playing against Beth Legler when he started complaining of chest pains via the chat function in the game. Beth relayed the information to her husband, a doctor, who said Simon needed to get to a hospital immediately.

Which he did. And it's a good thing, too. Turns out, he had a 99% blockage near his heart.

"I've gotta buy that man a beer, he saved my life," Simon told "I'd really like to put my arms around him and give him a big squeeze."

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Beth Legler also credits her husband, as well as the game app. "Had Larry not sent that message (over Words With Friends) I don't think Simon would have gone to the doctor that day."

Yeah, that's right Scrabble. Let's see you do that.


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