I'm not a superstitious person, but every time I board a plane I step on with my right foot for good luck. Air travelers always hope for smooth flights. No turbulence, no scary announcements and absolutely no medical emergencies.
Unfortunately, this past Sunday on a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Phoenix, a 60-year-old male passenger started experiencing heart problems in the middle of the flight.
The Delta Air Lines crew and some passengers rushed to help the man by starting an IV and giving him chest compressions.
According to passenger Richard Gotti, who posted on Facebook about this incident, in the midst of the chaos, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow came back to the coach section from first class. He sat with the man's family to comfort them and led the entire section of the plane in prayer.
In Gotti's Facebook post he wrote,
I listened to shock after shock from the AED machine and still no pulse. No one gave up. I observed people praying and lifting this man up to the Lord in a way that I've never seen before.
When the plane landed in Phoenix, the passenger's pulse returned. He was met by paramedics on hand and taken to the hospital. Tebow helped the family by picking up their luggage and accompanying them to the hospital. He waited with them for updates on the man's condition. According to PEOPLE, the ailing passenger unfortunately died later that day.
When it comes to medical emergency situations like this one, it's uplifting to know that total strangers can come together to help each other.