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Stroke in Council, Idaho

Stroke in Council, Idaho

Lori owns a local coffee shop and laundry mat in Council, Idaho. She was finishing up a shift when she got a headache, which was unusual for her. Luckily, some of her customers noticed something wasn’t right, and they called 9-1-1. When the EMTs arrived it wasn’t...

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Caught in the power lines

Caught in the power lines

Lane, a paragliding instructor, was finishing up a flight. As he was coming down, the power lines were very difficult to see, and Lane didn’t realize how precarious his situation was until it was too late. He thought he had cleared the wires, but he got pulled back...

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Standing in the burn pile

Standing in the burn pile

Keaton was working on his family’s property burning some yard debris. He didn’t realize the fire caught underneath the pile. It then started to burn his hands and legs. Keaton started rolling on the ground, and with the help of his brother they put the fire out, but...

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Stroke scare at a graduation

Stroke scare at a graduation

Vincent was at his granddaughter’s graduation when, after initially feeling fine, he began to get dizzy. Vincent went to his car to warm up and found his speech was beginning to become garbled. His daughter called 9-1-1 for help and drove to meet the local ambulance...

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Accident in the Columbia River Gorge

Accident in the Columbia River Gorge

Nicole and her family were leaving the Columbia River Gorge after having lunch. Traveling back home in two cars, Nicole’s dad and a friend drove out ahead as Nicole, her daughters, her mom, and her mom’s friend followed behind. As Nicole drove down Highway 35 she...

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Head on collision near Welches, Oregon

Head on collision near Welches, Oregon

Jack had four days off from school and work and was headed home to surprise his family. He was on Highway 26 near Welches, Oregon, going about 40 mph when another driver going about 80 mph hit his car head on.Paramedics from the Hoodland Fire Department arrived at the...

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6 month old with rare condition

6 month old with rare condition

Erica’s 6-month-old son had been in and out of the hospital since birth. After receiving numerous tests over the course of four days, her son’s team of wonderful doctors and nurses had been unable to determine why he was sick. They decided to transfer him to Spokane...

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Urgent transport after infection

Urgent transport after infection

Following a routine dental cleaning, David was hospitalized after developing a staph infection that led to heart valve damage, a dozen strokes, and a cerebral aneurism. While he received excellent care at his local hospital, his condition deteriorated, and ultimately,...

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Crash at the BMX park

Crash at the BMX park

Makaylie was enjoying one of her favorite hobbies—BMX racing—when suddenly she was in need of urgent medical attention. She was racing her bicycle when another racer wrecked in front of her. Unable to avoid a collision, Makaylie went over the other bike and was struck...

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Accident in a traffic safety zone

Accident in a traffic safety zone

On the day Brandon was transported by Life Flight Network, he was working as a screed operator while paving a road in Rainier, Oregon. A truck failed to follow the pilot car safely through the lane it was supposed to be in and ran into the back of the paver he was...

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