Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews may not be going to the Super Bowl next week, but he is still being called a champion. During a flight from Baltimore to Phoenix, the NFL star leaped into action when a woman began experiencing a medical emergency, likely saving her life.
WBAL TV had the incredible details about the Raven’s latest hero:
According to social media accounts, Andrews was aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore to Phoenix, during which a passenger had a medical emergency.
“The doctor and nurse attending to her couldn’t find a strong pulse, her blood pressure was extremely low, and required oxygen to breathe,” Andrew Springs wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Springs recounted how Andrews stood up and said: “Could it be her blood sugar? I have a diabetic testing kit.”
Andrews, who lives with Type 1 diabetes, showed the medical professionals how to use his test kit, according to Springs, and the woman’s heart rate stabilized.
A fellow passenger gave a play-by-play of Andrews’ actions:
A woman on my @southwest flight from Baltimore to Phoenix this morning had a mid-flight medical emergency. The doctor and nurse attending to her couldn’t find a strong pulse, her blood pressure was extremely low, and required oxygen to breathe. It was genuinely scary. (1/3)
— Andrew Springs (@NaturalSprings) February 1, 2024
Andrews made a statement via the Ravens Twitter account, saying: “In addition to the fast-acting flight attendants, the real heroes are the nurse and doctor who also happened to be on the plane. Thankfully, they were able to provide the woman the quick assistance she needed.”
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) February 1, 2024
Springs said the tight end handled the praise like a pro. “Paramedics met the flight as soon as we landed. Andrews deplaned quietly. No fanfare. As he has done his whole career, he stepped up in a huge moment when people needed him most. Watching complete strangers spring into action to help save someone’s life is truly amazing.”