GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Robert Rolando has been waiting to say ‘thank you’ to the two men he calls his heroes.
"They're my life saviors,” he said. “If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be here."
Last Monday, the 63 year-old was stung in the face by a hornet while in his backyard. Rolando broke out in hives and couldn't breathe. He stumbled out of the house and into the street where he tried to get help.
Charles Welker and his grandson Tavis Clonch jumped out of their truck and called 911 when they saw Rolando crawling on the ground.
The two tried to keep Rolando calm as they waited for EMS.
"I'm sure he was thinking, ‘This is it’ and we were thinking, ‘No, no, no, no. It ain't time yet,’” Welker said.
When Rolando got out of the hospital, he tried to find Welker and his grandson but didn't know their names.
He put up a sign on his car asking the people who saved his life to stop by.
He even called FOX 8 and after his story aired, Welker reached out even though he doesn't consider himself a hero.
"I thank God that we could be here to help him,” Welker said. “I mean really, that's who gets the credit not us."
Credit Rolando says has helped bring him closure.
"It feels great,” Rolando said. “It really does. My mission has been fulfilled."