My Aunt Luella passed away recently.
We just returned from her memorial service.
The following is about her.
One story relayed at her memorial service was particularly compelling.
Aunt Luella was an Amazing person. One of her wonderful qualities was her skill as a nurse.
While working at Fish camp,(in Alaska)
she observed a terrible accident. A fellow about 20, hit a boulder with his three wheeler. His face was severely injured and his airway was compromised.
Aunt Luella sliced a piece of fuel line from the wrecked vehicle and used it as an airway.
She managed the victim till a helicopter transport arrived.
The only way they could transport him was in a metal stretcher under the helicopter. Aunt Luella refused to allow him to travel without someone to monitor him.
She rode on the Helicopter landing gear.. managing his airway.. all the way to the hospital.
He survived.. The family is eternally grateful.