By Stacey Leasca
April 30, 2019
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One very thankful mother is celebrating the bravery of American Airlines crew members this week.

On Thursday, Janay Flowers and her one-year-old daughter Nevaeh were traveling on an American Airlines flight from Tampa to San Antonio. All was well until about 10 minutes before landing. It was then that Flowers’ daughter developed a fever, began foaming at the mouth, and had a suspected seizure on board the flight.

But, rather than panic, the crew reportedly sprung into action to help the child. According to the Dallas News, crew members first worked to identify a medical professional on board the aircraft. Once one was found, the professional administered oxygen to Nevaeh and monitored her pulse as the crew helped calm the deservedly distraught mother.

On the ground, Nevaeh was quickly rushed to Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine, where she received medical attention.

"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," Flowers told Dallas News. "I believe that they helped save my baby's life."

As for the airline, it too is celebrating its crew members’ quick thinking and actions to ensure this horrible event didn’t turn into a disaster.

"This medical emergency last week highlights the tremendous professionalism of American's team members, and specifically, in this situation, our flight attendants and DFW team," spokesman Ross Feinstein said in a written statement to Dallas News. "We are proud of our colleagues and are grateful to them for their quick actions."

Oh, and the crew’s good deeds didn’t stop there. According to TravelPulse, the team also ensured the family’s bags made it to their intended destination on time. Now, if only every airline could do the same.

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