Gone But Not Forgotten
- Aug 18, 2002
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Gran's heart attack on jet with medics
A grandmother who suffered a heart attack on a plane could not have wished for better care.
When the stewardess put out the call: "Is there a doctor on the plane", 15 cardiologists stood up to help 67-year-old Dorothy Fletcher.
The doctors were en route to Orlando for a heart conference.
Mrs Fletcher, who comes from Liverpool, was on the flight to go to her daughter's wedding in Florida.
"The doctors were wonderful. They saved my life," she said.
"I was in a very bad way and they all rushed to help.
"My daughter was with me and you can imagine how she felt when all these doctors stood up.
"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."
Mrs Fletcher spent two days in intensive care at the Charlotte Medical Centre in North Carolina after the heart attack on 7 November.
She then spent three days on a normal ward, but still managed to attend daughter Christine's wedding.