Montrose nurse saves girl’s life on flight from Chicago

Published: Nov. 12, 2019 at 7:02 PM MST
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A Florida mom is thankful after a Montrose nurse saved her daughter's life on a plane heading to Canada.

Early October the mom says she and her 13-year-old daughter were on a flight from Chicago to a town in eastern Canada.

On the flight, her daughter's health took a turn for the worst. She had a diabetic episode.

Flight attendants asked if anyone had medical experience, and that's when a montrose memorial hospital nurse, Nicholas Wasser and two others began to give the girl oxygen, an I-V, monitored her pulse and checked her vision.

The plane landed and the girl was rushed to the hospital.

"It was one thing that he was doing what's in his nature to do. I mean, that;s his profession to help people to nurse people, to do what he can to save people medically but to see his passion that he had to help,” says Florida Mom PK Hrezo.

The mom says she didn't know their daughter had type one diabetes until after the hospital diagnosed her. Now she wants people to be aware of the symptoms of type one diabetes.

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