A nurse in Nebraska is being hailed a hero for stopping to save a life while on the way to her daughter’s wedding.
Jodi Damrow was headed to her daughter Hailey’s ceremony when she came across a two-car pileup about a mile from her home near the Nebraska-Kansas border.
“My mom was on her way to my wedding when she witnessed a terrible accident,” Hailey Krull said in a Facebook post. “Being an ER nurse of 35+ years, she sprang into action and helped save a life.”
Damrow kept a women’s airway open while they waited for paramedics to arrive. She also called a lifeflight helicopter to the scene.
Damrow did all this dressed in her long gown for the wedding.
“People were talking about the lady wearing gloves and a pretty dress who was saving lives,” Krull’s post said. “Mom said she was just really careful not to get blood on her dress as she knew she had to walk me down the aisle later.”
Damrow arrived just 10 minutes before the wedding was supposed to start.
“I’m sorry I’m late. I had to save a life,” she told Hailey, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
“Only my mom, Nurse Jodi,” Hailey said.