A good outcome, and a good lesson, too


All I did was supply a pen and a writing tablet. Other than that, I was useless.

Everyone else did the real work that made a difference.

A woman two rows ahead of me suffered a seizure on an Alaska Airlines flight to Anchorage last Saturday evening. The man next to her quickly brought over the flight attendants, who called out to ask if there were any medical personnel on board while they tried to comfort the woman until help arrived.

Fortunately, there was a doctor, a physician’s assistant and at least two nurses among the 178 passengers on the full plane. It was like an airborne emergen...

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