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You’re Human

While I was working as a flight nurse, our helicopter was called to transport an unconscious scuba diver to the hospital. During the flight, she came to and began kicking and yelling.

The rule in such cases is to keep the patient away from the pilot. So the paramedic and I struggled to keep her on the stretcher.

When we arrived at the hospital, I removed my flight helmet and tinted face shield so I could make eye contact with the patient. She looked at me and gasped, “You’re human!”

Reader’s Digest, April, 1995, p. 48

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