You expect a lot of things to happen on your wedding night, most of them taking place in the bedroom of some fancy hotel. But before Julie Stroyne Nixon and Andrew Nixon could celebrate their marriage the right way, Julie had to save a life.
As the couple walked out of their wedding reception and headed toward the hotel to check in, they heard someone screaming for a doctor.
“We were just about to go through the doors, and then we heard somebody scream, ‘Does anybody know CPR? Is anybody a doctor’?’” Julie told reporters.
Well, Julie is a trauma nurse at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, so she rushed over to the scene (in her wedding gown, we must remind you) and performed CPR on the woman.
The people surrounding the sick woman told Julie that she didn’t have a pulse. But not long after Julie started the compressions, the woman’s pulse came back strong.
“She was mumbling, finally, and she tried to get up. And I just kind of like held her hand, and I tried to make sure she didn’t fall.”
By the time paramedics arrived, the woman was feeling much better, but obviously she was taken to the hospital. That’s kinda standard procedure when, you know, you almost die.
Julie’s husband says he’s not surprised by his wife’s heroics, “It was a heroic act, but I’ve known her for long enough, I’m not surprised at all.”
Source: CBS Pittsburgh