Rapid ACCESS with Heart
Johnny Bardot was at work on June 20, 2018, pulling a transmission out of a truck at Brad’s Towing in Bourbon, Mo. He remembers telling his boss that his chest was hurting. “He was sweating and complaining that his chest was hurting,” Brad Cartwright said. “I asked him if he wanted to go into the… Read more “Rapid ACCESS with Heart”
Georgia Crew Reunited with Pediatric Patient
In April 2018, the Milledgeville, Ga., Air Evac Lifeteam crew visited a local elementary school for career day. It was there that flight nurse Britta Thomason was reunited with 7 year-old Carlie. “I remember her so well,” Britta said. “We were called to respond to a scene flight in the evening on September 25, 2017.… Read more “Georgia Crew Reunited with Pediatric Patient”
Faith in Air Evac Lifeteam
Air Evac Lifeteam strives to be the best part of a person’s worst day. Faith Klinglesmith’s worst day was October 14, 2015. While driving to school in Hardinsburg, Ky., the high school senior swerved to miss a deer, overcorrected and flipped her car. Her mother, Sarah Troxle, said when EMS arrived, Faith was face down… Read more “Faith in Air Evac Lifeteam”
Teamwork Saves Lives
Roger and Gail Kiesling purchased an AirMedCare Network membership in May 2017, never thinking they would ever use it. Less than three months later, Roger suffered a cardiac event while he and his wife were driving through Steelville, Missouri – a town of just over 1600. “It was around 9:30 a.m.,” Gail said. “We were… Read more “Teamwork Saves Lives”
In the Blink of an Eye
It was a warm summer day in 2015, and Gerry Kinney went up in the bucket to do some repair work on electrical lines in Helm, Ill.
“I couldn’t wait for that day to be over, because the next day my wife and I were going on vacation,” Gerry said.
Gerry, a foreman… Read more “In the Blink of an Eye”
Air Evac Crew Provides Rapid ACCESS for Stroke Patient
Audrey Danbury knew something wasn’t right on July 19, 2016. The 28 year-old resident of Newnan, Ga., works at the University of West Georgia and noticed her vision “started going in and out.”
“I felt dizzy and my right side started feeling very strange,” Audrey said.
Unable to keep her balance, she finally… Read more “Air Evac Crew Provides Rapid ACCESS for Stroke Patient”
You saved my life
You guys saved my life on February 9, 2017. I’m a 67 year-old woman who had a massive heart attack and God gave you the strength and wisdom to save me. I and my family will forever be grateful to you. God bless you. Sandra Garrison.
On August 30, 2015, I had a widow-maker heart attack. I was having a hard time breathing for a few days; I thought I was getting a cold. I went to bed early that night, but I was having a bad time and I went to the bathroom. I went into the living room and… Read more “Heart attack”
“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”