BALTIMORE, Md. (WHTM) – On Monday Baltimore Raven tight end Mark Andrews was headed to his home in the Phoenix area on a Southwest plane when a fellow passenger had a medical emergency.
According to the Ravens, the woman was having issues breathing and had a weak pulse. Andrews stepped in, suggesting it could be related to a blood sugar issue, and offered his diabetic testing kit. Andrews himself is a Type 1 diabetic.
The medical professionals helping the woman were able to use the kit to help stabilize the woman’s heart rate.
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According to the Ravens, during Andrews’s freshman year of college, he was found unresponsive due to low blood sugar. His roommate who found him saved him by forcing fruit snacks into his mouth while awaiting paramedics.
Andrews was on the other side of this scary situation this time and was able to share his knowledge to help save another’s life.
Andrews wears a blood sugar monitor during games and is an advocate for those with diabetes.
“In addition to the fast-acting flight attendants, the real heroes are the nurse and doctor who also happened to be on the plane,” Andrews said in a statement. “Thankfully they were able to provide the woman the quick assistance she needed.”