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Air medical team leaves lasting impression and positive impact OCEANSIDE, CA – Oct. 19, 2023 – This week, the EMS teams—Mercy Air 5 and Camp Pendleton Fire Department (CPFD)—who helped save the life of a 10-year-old boy, reunited with the young patient and his family at the Mercy Air base in Oceanside, CA to celebrate […]
The steamy morning of July 4, 2019 began with the anticipation of sandwiches, cold beverages, and a leisurely, refreshing cruise down South Carolina’s Sampit River later that day followed by fireworks in the evening. To be sure everything was perfect when his wife Calli and a few other people joined them, 42 year old Harry […]
When Sarah set out on the road with two other college students on June 6, 2019, she had no idea that her life was about to be turned upside-down – literally. Like many college students, Sarah held a series of part-time jobs as she prepared to become a teacher in early childhood education. One of […]
Being a part of an air medical crew is more than just transporting people by helicopter. It’s being part of a person’s life at their most vulnerable moment. And when that person is a child, it leaves a lasting imprint on your heart. The call to five-year-old Safyre Terry’s home was one such night. It […]
Although her pregnancy was normal, Finn’s mother, Erin Hickey, started feeling uneasy about the delivery and wanted to have a C-section. She talked to five OBs. One actually called her crazy. But those instincts saved Finn’s life. Finn had a very rare condition called Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT). His platelet count was 5,000 when it […]
It was just another ordinary day when 12-year-old PJ Woolley was on his way to school, except this day was anything but ordinary. Within an hour, PJ was vomiting and dizzy. He had a fever and was displaying signs of a severe medical situation. Once at urgent care, it was discovered that PJ’s blood glucose […]
In one night, two decisions almost cost Peyton Grasso her life. She was only 16 when she went to her first party and drank alcohol for the first time. Like most teens, Peyton didn’t know her own tolerance and made another poor decision: she allowed another friend who was drinking to drive her car. In […]
A dedicated crew, well-skilled in emergency transportation and logistics, make a difference as they transport a young brain injury victim from South Dakota to Colorado One year after his traumatic brain injury, the parents of Sam Soulek are still marveling at how well things have turned out for their 7-year-old son. “For a horrible experience, […]
A quick response is essential after a stroke, yet insurers often balk at the bill. Air Methods is there to help. Karen Espinosa knew something was wrong, but in her confusion the word “stroke” never occurred to her. The Lake City, Florida, woman kept dropping the shampoo bottle as she showered. She fell in her bedroom and […]