CNN.com: Sick airline passenger had many doctors
LONDON, England (AP)—A flight in the United States proved lucky for a British woman who suffered a heart attack.
Fifteen heart specialists, all bound for a medical conference in Florida, stood up to offer help when a cabin attendant asked: “Is there a doctor on board?”
Dorothy Fletcher, 67, who had been on her way from Britain to her daughter’s wedding, said Wednesday that she owed her life to the doctors.
“I was in a very bad way and they all rushed to help,” said Fletcher, who was stricken on a flight from Philadelphia to Florida.
“I wish I could thank them but I have no idea who they were, other than that they were going to a conference in Orlando.”
Fletcher, who lives in Liverpool, northwestern England, spent two days in intensive care in a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina following the heart attack on November 7.
She spent three more days in the hospital, but still made it to Florida for her daughter Caroline’s wedding.