Janay Flowers is expressing gratitude to American Airlines and the passengers and crew on her flight for saving the life of her daughter Nevaeh.
The two were traveling from Tampa to Dallas last Thursday when 11-month-old Nevaeh became ill. First, she developed a fever, then she had a seizure. Seeing her daughter foam at the mouth while her feet turned blue petrified Flowers. She later said she could not move…she could barely scream for help.
But when passengers and crew around her noticed her discomfort, they sprang into action. The crew located a medical professional onboard who administered oxygen to Nevaeh and took other steps to cool her down.
Upon landing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the child was rushed to the hospital, examined, and later released. Meanwhile, an American Airlines agent delivered their bags to the hospital, bringing more well-wishes from passengers on the flight.
Flowers give credit to the decisive actions of the crew and passengers onboard for saving her daughter’s life. Speaking to the Dallas Morning News and on her Facebook page, she stated:
If no one was able to help me on the flight, I don’t know what I could have done for my baby, because I was in shock. I believe that they helped save my baby’s life.
We got rushed to the hospital so fast … I didn’t get to thank anyone. I want to tell them that from the bottom of my heart, my husband’s heart and my entire family, we are so thankful.
I am so thankful to God. All I could do was pray to God to keep my baby. God worked through the angels who cared for Nevaeh.
Little Nevaeh is doing just fine. In fact, Flowers is even looking ahead to their next trip in the weeks ahead.
This story made me smile. I smiled at how passengers and flight attendants stepped up onboard, how AA delivered the bags to the hospital, and how genuinely grateful Flowers was. It’s a nice story to start off the work week.