Daily Domino's Customer Saved After 11-Day Silence
Kirk Alexander had apparently suffered a stroke
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2016 7:43 AM CDT
A Domino's Pizza delivery person at work in Sandy, Utah.   (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)

(Newser) – Kirk Alexander has ordered from Domino's Pizza in Salem, Ore., "every day, every other day," for at least seven years. Now his Domino's family is credited with saving his life. "A few of my drivers had mentioned that we hadn't seen his order come across our screen in a while," manager Sarah Fuller tells ABC13. When she checked the computer, she realized it had been 11 days since his last order, "which is not like him at all." A phone call went straight to voicemail, so driver Tracey Hamblen—who knew Alexander suffered from health problems—went to check on him. He found lights and a television on inside his home early Sunday, but no one came to the door, per KOIN.

That's when he called 911. Authorities found Alexander laying on the floor of his home calling for help, apparently having suffered a stroke. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition on Monday, per OregonLive. "It's crazy. It wasn't what I was really expecting would happen at all," says Fuller, who visited Alexander in the hospital. She says he didn't talk much, but smiled. "We were just doing our job checking in on someone we know who orders a lot," she adds. "We felt like we needed to do something." Officers say Hamblen likely saved Alexander's life with "his quick actions and willingness to take time out of his day to care for others." (This Domino's employee also saved a life.)