Two thumb's up is the latest news on Mark who had a heart attack on my Manchester, NH-bound Southwest Airlines flight this past Monday. I still have no idea where Mark lives, or much about the woman with whom he was traveling. But, the big news, and the hugely heartening news, comes from Amy, the physician's assistant, who, with two other women, delivered life saving CPR compressions and breaths, and defibrillator shocks as Mark lay sideways in his row airline seats without a pulse and not breathing.
Maybe you have heard already, but Mark is doing well! ...he had an ICD placed today (implanted cardioverter-defibrillator). I am just beyond thrilled by this outcome! I still can hardly believe that it actually happened.
So, for those of you who read my first piece about the SWA flight titled "Terror on the Tarmac (read it here: https://dailyuv.com/profile/513/961103
)" and were left wondering about Mark and his health you can now rest easily knowing that the final outcome for Mark was a successful and a positive one.
To the three brave and powerful women passengers who jumped right in, the SWA crew, and SWA's Captain Brian of flight #965 from Chicago to Manchester, NH, and on to Baltimore this past Monday, June 12th, please know you all helped make magic happen by saving a total stranger's life with your focus, determination, and sense of willingness and selfless caring to help a man in his time of real need.
I said it in my earlier piece, and I'll repeat it again here...
Womanhood has given me a renewed sense of hope for humanity.
Thank you, and I trust we'll all feel better whenever we fly knowing there are good people all around us willing to jump in and deliver the necessary care should an emergency ever befall us.
Dave Celone, a/k/a Poetic Licence, is a freelance writer, poet, and consultant for the education, NGO, and private-sector industries. He's an outdoor enthusiast and a lifelong learner of myriad fascinating things. He is principal of Advancement Consulting Services offering global best practices in higher education fundraising and for-profit marketing/branding/strategic planning. His creative and targeted holistic approach to problem solving is highly valued by clients around the world. Dave is former owner of long River Gallery & Gifts in White River Junction, VT, former director of development at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, and former co-executive director of the Dartmouth College Fund.
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