Tuesday, July 1, 2014

John Kitzhaber Helps Save Woman's Life

Governor John Kitzhaber
John Kitzhaber

Pol Light #70 is when John Kitzhaber helped save a Portland woman's life by giving her CPR, when she had went into cardiac arrest on May 5, 2014.  John Kitzhaber is presently the Governor of the State of Oregon. He has served three terms as Governor during the years 1995-2003 and from 2011 to present.


On May 5, 2014, Governor John Kitzhaber was on his way to dinner and driving through downtown Portland, Oregon at about 5pm, when he noticed a woman passed out along the side of the road. He asked his driver to stop and then went over to administer first aid to the woman. He gave her CPR and other medical attention until paramedics arrived to take her to the hospital. Governor John Kitzhaber is a former emergency room physician.

Paramedic Alan Ferschweiler, who arrived on the scene of the medical emergency, told The Oregonian newspaper,
"He was surprisingly calm, and you could see he went right back to the days where he was an emergency room doctor. To go and assist the governor and take over this patient from his is pretty surprising. It definitely took us off-guard (Huffington Post, John Kitzhaber, Oregon Governor, Performs CPR to Save Woman's Life, May 6, 2014)."
A news article at KGW.com - News Channel 8 in Portland has more information on Governor John Kitzhaber helping save a woman's life on May 5, 2014.

Pol Light does not endorse political candidates. We present a brighter side to politics when they are found on either side of the aisle. We don't have to agree with all of a person's politics to recognize these bright moments.

The photo of John Kitzhaber is in the Public Domain.

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