On the day of many people’s weddings, everything is planned practically down to the minute. That’s why it’s so important for everyone to stay on schedule.
Despite being the mother of the bride, the timeline was the last thing on Jodi Damrow’s mind when she witnessed an accident on her way to the ceremony in Nebraska.
Jodi has been an ER nurse for more than 35 years, so she knew just what to do when she stumbled across the emergency situation. According to bride Hailey Krull, as soon as her mom saw what was going on, she “sprang into action and helped save a life.”
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The nurse managed to keep a passenger’s airway open until paramedics arrived. Not to mention, thanks to her expertise, she made sure the hospital’s Life Flight helicopter arrived as soon as possible.
As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she did it all in her wedding outfit! The supermom rushed to the ceremony afterward — and made it with 10 minutes left before she walked her daughter down the aisle!
Hailey said her mom arrived looking as beautiful as ever, so it came as quite a surprise when she told Hailey, “Sorry I’m late. I had to save a life.” Even better, Jodi explained that “she was just really careful not to get blood on her dress” since she needed to be ready for the wedding photos.
“I have to give my mom a shoutout for all of the work she did to make this wedding everything I dreamed it would be,” Hailey wrote later, clearly taking everything in stride.
Not only did she walk me down the aisle on 6.27.2020, but she also witnessed an accident on the way to the wedding, so she stopped to triage a patient at the scene. People were talking about the lady with the pretty dress who was holding open an airway. Only my mom, Nurse Jodi.
While Jodi tried not to steal the spotlight from her daughter too much on her big day, Hailey obviously didn’t mind. After all, she knows her mom is a true hero!
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