January 20, 2010

Holly Branson Saves Passenger

Holly Branson, daughter of Richard Branson, is clearly a loyal daughter and an asset to the family business, as she recently was on a flight with her father's Virgin Airlines, and volunteered to give medical attention and actually save the life of a passenger on her dad's airline!

Holly jumped into action to save a man who was suffering from seizures, answering the flight attendant's call for a doctor. She monitored his vital signs, administered oxygen and made sure he stayed in one piece until the plane landed. Holly Branson had become a doctor just recently, and it as said afterwards that the man wouldn't have survived without her help. He was determined afterwards to have had a heart attack.

A heart attack is when blood flow to a section of heart muscle becomes blocked. If the flow of blood isn't restored quickly enough, that section of heart muscle becomes damaged from lack of oxygen and it begins to die. Heart attack is a leading killer of both men and women in the United States, but today there are good treatments for a heart attack that can save lives and prevent disabilities.

Holly Branson Saves Passenger

Passengers aboard Virgin flights to and from Antigua are quite used to having the airline's owner, Sir Richard Branson, leaping up and down for some publicity stunt or other. But when his daughter Holly Branson left her seat on Saturday it was not a PR gimmick but a matter of life and death. About an hour into the flight from Gatwick, Paul Norbury, who was travelling with his wife and young daughter, began to have seizures...

Holly Branson Saves Passenger

Posted at January 20, 2010 9:53 AM