Senior Airman Joshua O’Sullivan is a respiratory therapist from the 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson Air Force, and has been named to the 10th volume of the Air Force’s Portraits of Courage for his actions as part of a Critical Care Air Transportation Team at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Read the Air Force Medical Service Story
Eileen Luley jumped to action with her respiratory expertise to help save an individual experiencing a medical emergency, and then, in less than 30 minutes, she did it again. Luley was waiting on a flight at the Atlanta, GA airport when a child started choking. The young girl’s mother was unable to clear the airway, so Luley took over, saving the child. Then, while still waiting for her flight, a woman in the boarding area began to have difficulty breathing and then collapsed due to an asthma attack. Luley calmed the woman down and helped get her breathing under control. Read the Story in the Rome Sentinel
Morgan Arritola is working toward her degree in respiratory therapy, all while training for a competitive career as a mountain runner. The Alaska Dispatch News recently posted a story about Arritola to check in on her training efforts for her Mount Marathon debut. Read the Story and the Post-Race Story
Christi Ann Guthrie is a volunteer at a local asthma camp for kids in Tyler, TX, and was recently featured in the Morning-Telegraph. One of her duties: conducting a science experiment aimed at helping the children understand fluids in the lungs and how they react to stressors. Read the Story
Charles Sattler’s family honored his memory with a special butterfly bench at the hospital where he worked for more than 25 years. An AARC member since 1998, Sattler passed away in 2016 after a year-long battle with renal cell carcinoma. Read the Story in the Pierce County, ND Tribune
Joseph Nicoletti was interviewed by CNYCENTRAL.com to explain how vocal cord spasms can lead to dry drowning.
“When those vocal chords do close, they could close all of the way and then you really have a true medical emergency on your hands,” he said. Read the Story
Nicoletti was also the go-to person for information on spring allergies in a Syracuse.com article. Read the Story