Two med students from Lousiana State University were recently put to the test during a long flight to Greece.
Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris responded to a flight captain’s call for medical professionals during a flight to Greece, NOLA.com reported. A woman on the flight had grown lightheaded and became ill due to low blood sugar and heat exhaustion.
Duplessis and Bagneria sprung into action to save the day. They worked to calm the patient and cool her down. They gave her juice and food while communicating with a ground-level doctor and checking her blood pressure, pulse and blood sugar, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans said in a Facebook post.
“The patient ended up feeling much better thanks to these two talented doctors in the making and their LSU medical education,” the school said.
The two students have received nothing but praise in comments left on the school’s social media accounts.
“Well done,” one Twitter user said. “Good thing they were there,” added someone else.
“Wow, scary times. Thank them for stepping in. Hope everyone was able to enjoy our beautiful country Greece when the plane finally landed,” one Twitter user added.
Over on Facebook, many people were thankful for the students’ good deed in the sky and how they were in the right place at the right time.
“Praise God that the students were on the flight and the passenger is ok,” one Facebook user said. “They will be wonderful doctors! We’re so proud of your service.”
“Awesome,,job thank God for these two young women of color,,,,showing compassion,love ,and care for others,,,thank you LSU,” said someone else.
“So glad they were on board. Makes. Me even more proud of our grandson, Joshua, who is starting 3rd year at LSUMS,” said one supporter and proud grandparent of a fellow LSUMS student.