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A woman heading to Cleveland Clinic to receive treatment for an autoimmune disease nearly died when she suffered an allergic reaction on an American Airlines flight — she was saved by a doctor from that hospital, who happened to be on board.
Ashley Spencer, 28, was flying in from Philadelphia on Sunday when she went into anaphylactic shock. Spencer told WEWS she was heading to Cleveland Clinic to enroll in a clinical trial for her eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), an autoimmune disease that causes a person’s blood vessels to be inflamed.
The article goes on to state the following:
“I stopped breathing,” she recalled to WEWS. “I still had a pulse. That’s when the stewardess said, ‘Is there any medical professionals on the aircraft? It’s an emergency.’”
Ashley Spencer boarded a flight to Ohio Sunday hoping a doctor could treat her serious illness when she finally got to the Cleveland Clinic. Instead, she wound up getting treatment mid-flight: https://t.co/GT7uP8hiKW pic.twitter.com/NsEsuLmkZL
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 7, 2018
28-year-old Ashley Spencer boarded a plane in Philadelphia on Saturday on her way to the @ClevelandClinic not knowing she would have a severe allergic reaction. What she also didn’t know was that there was a Cle Clinic doctor on that same flight who would help save her life. pic.twitter.com/FQiR18Ia90
— Meg Shaw (@MegDShaw) May 7, 2018
Ashley Spencer boarded an American Airlines flight Sunday hoping a doctor from the Cleveland Clinic could treat her seri… pic.twitter.com/KaVlHCxtC9
— Satish More (@satishread) May 7, 2018
Ashley Spencer, 28, was flying in from Philadelphia on Sunday when she went into anaphylactic shock. Spencer told WEWS she was heading to Cleveland Clinic to enroll in a clinical trial for her eosinophilic granulomatosis with… https://t.co/tIodEuoqDG
— surgicalcaps.com (@surgicalcaps) May 7, 2018
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