“I knew she was in good hands.”
Paramedic Russell Flick is used to caring for others. He is used to reassuring other families. He is used to calling Air Evac Lifeteam. But on September 24, 2013, Russell experienced healthcare from a completely different viewpoint. His 2 year-old daughter, Reese, fell while playing on the wooden play structure in the family’s back yard, … Read more "“I knew she was in good hands.”"
Working Together. Saving Lives.
Eddie Forrester thought maybe his ticket had been punched. “I thought maybe it was my time,” the Hurricane Mills resident said. “If it hadn’t been for the right people in the right place at the right time…” Eddie was digging a pond on November 11 when his dozer became stuck. He grabbed a shovel and … Read more "Working Together. Saving Lives."
Teacher Learns about the Golden Hour
It’s not often an Air Evac Lifeteam crew has the opportunity to meet a patient and witness his or her recovery. So when San Marcos, Texas, resident Megan d’Andrea walked into the La Grange, Texas, Air Evac base, it was cause for celebration. Megan, a PE teacher at Harmony School of Innovation in Austin, was … Read more "Teacher Learns about the Golden Hour"
Nurse Thankful for Air Evac
Angie Dotson, RN BSN, is a community educator at Henry County Medical Center. Her job revolves around teaching people the symptoms and signs of heart attacks, strokes, etc. Dotson, because she walks the walk, knew there was no family history of either. Imagine her surprise in March 2014 when she stopped to gas her vehicle … Read more "Nurse Thankful for Air Evac"
Special Thanks for the Marble Falls Crew
Marble Falls, Texas, resident Karen Marshall admits she was distracted on the morning of May 7, 2013. Karen was on her way out of town, and well aware of the construction on the highway. She had traveled that route many times—before and during the road construction. “The trucks were always entering and exiting the road,” … Read more "Special Thanks for the Marble Falls Crew"
We are Blessed
As the principal’s secretary at Troy High School in Troy, Ohio, Pam Klatte has heard her share of Spring Break stories. None, however compared with her own. Pam and her husband, Joe, were on their way home from their timeshare in Kissimmee, Fla. Joe, under the weather from allergies, was driving north on I-75 through … Read more "We are Blessed"
Robert Dickson, Jr., works with his father and brother on a 600-acre farm a few miles outside Lawrenceburg, Tenn. In 2014, he purchased an Air Evac Lifeteam membership. As a member of the Tennessee Farm Bureau, Dickson received a $10 discount on the membership. “It was the best $55 I ever spent,” he said. Less … Read more "Membership Matters"
Air Evac Lifeteam – Membership Matters
Becky Crawford purchased an Air Evac Lifeteam membership (part of the AirMedCare Network), in 2012. “You just never know when you might need it,” she told her husband, Paul. The Fort Payne, Ala., family – Paul, Becky, daughter Emma Campbell and son Liam – had just returned from a spring break vacation. Paul and Becky … Read more "Air Evac Lifeteam – Membership Matters"
Not Your Average Joe
As a military combat paramedic, ground and flight paramedic, Joe Stephens has dealt with brain injuries. He knows brain injuries do not discriminate, and they may happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. In August 2013, Joe was stung on the back of his head by a red wasp, shortly after his wife dropped him off at … Read more "Not Your Average Joe"
Air Evac Lifeteam – at the Heart of the Matter
Sergeant Eddie Forrest is happy that Henry County, Tenn., is home to an Air Evac Lifeteam medical helicopter. Forrest, who works for the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, was transported by the Martin, Tenn., Air Evac crew nearly a few years ago. He is no stranger to heart disease – several years ago Forrest underwent surgery … Read more "Air Evac Lifeteam – at the Heart of the Matter"