(NBC) - A 21-year-old University of Southern California student who suffered a cardiac arrest in mile 18 of the Los Angeles Marathon is on the road to recovery.
Jay Yim collapsed during the March 21 race. He was quickly attended to by Los Angeles police motorcycle Officer Josh Sewell, who moved him off the course and began administering CPR.
Last week,Yim got to meet Sewell.
As luck would have it, Yim collapsed near the home of Dr. Charles Chandler, a clinical professor of surgery at UCLA. Chandler quickly rushed to the scene and continued CPR.
Yim was in a coma when he arrived at the hospital, and doctors used a procedure to lower his body temperature to protect his organs.
He remained in a coma for 72 hours, and tests showed that he suffered no permanent damage to his brain or organs.
He is expected to be released from the hospital in the next few days to begin rehabilitation.