Man stung by yellow jacket in Greensboro wants to find men who saved his life

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Robert Rolando thought he would take his last breath while lying on the curb in his front yard.

"I didn't think I was going to make it,” he said. “I thought that was it. This is where I'm going to die."

On Monday, the 63-year-old was in his backyard when a yellow jacket stung him in the face.

"I started breaking out in hives and I knew I was in trouble,” he said.

He stumbled through the house, ending up in the street where he tried to flag down cars to get help.

"I waved at them and they just kept going,” said Rolando, describing the cars that continued to pass him. “They didn't stop."

But that was until two men in a pick-up truck stopped and called 911.

"One of them stood by me and held me and said, 'you're going to be alright’," Rolando remembers.

Rolando doesn't remember their names or even what they look like, but has now made it his mission to find them.

When he got out of the hospital, he put a sign on the back of his car, hoping it would help him track down the men that saved his life.

On the sign, he asks the men to “stop by” and even writes “thank you.” He says he's also working on a sign to put in his yard.

"If it wasn't for them, I probably wouldn't be here today," he said.

It’s a message he wants to get out any way he can.

"Somehow, the word will get around and hopefully get to them,” he said.

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