Doctors Matthew Flanagan and John Stevenson jumped into action to rescue a woman who struggles to breathe on a flight from JetBlue.
Two heroic plane passengers sprang into action to save a woman’s life after she went into respiratory arrest on a JetBlue flight from Orlando, Fla., to Jamaica.
According to a social media post of one of the passengers on board, about 20 minutes into the flight, an older woman began to struggle to breathe. A nurse who saw what happened tried to help the woman, but was not successful.
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As the woman went into respiratory arrest, two doctors on board, Matthew Flanagan and John Stevenson, intervened to try to save her. “These two men used the oxygen tanks on board, together with the airbags of the tools that she needed to save her…she pushed oxygen into her lungs for 45 minutes in the middle of the aisle,” wrote Xenia Flanagan, one of the doctor’s wife, in her Facebook post.
At the doctors instruction, the plane made an emergency landing in Fort Lauderdale, while the two men helped the woman of the breathing. Other passengers helped brace the men for impact as the plane has landed.
“It was amazing and terrifying at the same time, to witness my husband and his friend something they do every day…save someone’s life,” Xenia wrote in her post.
At the doctors instruction, the plane made an emergency landing in Fort Lauderdale, while the two men helped the woman of the breathing.
“It was beautiful to witness so many good samaritans to pray and to keep throughout the whole ordeal. I am so grateful that God placed them there at the right time. I know that I can speak for Jessica Nauman Stevenson when I say how proud we are to be married to such a great men,” she added.
Xenia was not the only one who is proud of her husband and his colleague-physician. Commenters reiterated her feelings, express their gratitude to the two heroes.
“I am so grateful that God placed them there at the right time,” Matthew Flanagan ‘ s wife said of the incident.
“So glad you shared this heroic story. I work with these great guys and I am grateful for their skills and compassion for all the lives they touch. So happy that they were in the right place at the right time,” a woman wrote.
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“Way to go! You guys are great,” someone else added.
“I expect nothing less from this excellent Anesthesiologists!! They are everyday HEROES [sic]!! An other person said.
Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.