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Nursing Student Surprised in Class by Dying Man She Saved on Side of Road

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If you have ever questioned whether or not you could make a difference in this world, look no further than the story of Alexis “Lexi” Lindsey and Brian Putt.

Lindsey was headed for a Justin Timberlake concert in Indianapolis on April 2 when something she saw on the side of the road stopped her.

There was a parked car on the shoulder and a man struggling to walk. “He started waving his arms and he fell to the ground,” Lindsey told The Times-Mail.

Lindsey had taken a course on health careers at the North Lawrence Career Center (NLCC) that had provided her with some emergency training, and she could not simply drive past a man suffering some sort of health crisis.

After seeing the man collapse, Lindsey told Times-Mail, “I screamed, ‘Stop the car!'” That man was Brian Putt, and he had fallen in a spot where he could have been hit by oncoming traffic.

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So much happened at once. Lindsey ran from the car, called 911 and worked to move Putt — who is twice her size — out of the road.



It turned out Putt’s internal cardiac defibrillator was shocking him, which Putt — who was conscious — explained to her before experiencing a seizure. Others stopped to help, but only Lindsey had the medical knowledge needed in the situation.

“He was wearing a FitBit and I could see that his heart rate was extremely high,” she explained. “I was ready to do CPR if I had to.”

Would you have stopped to help the collapsed man?

When Putt started to seize, Lindsey rolled him on his side. Through it all, she never got his name, but that would soon change.

The following week, while Lindsey was in her classroom at the NLCC, who showed up but the man whose life she had saved?

“I can’t imagine what that day was like for you…” he told her. “You have so much character, you broke down a stereotype for your generation…”

Lindsey’s response was priceless. “I’m just glad you’re OK,” she said through her tears, according to a follow-up article from Times-Mail.



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Putt gave Lindsey a beautiful bouquet and the two posed for a photo together. That wasn’t all Putt had in mind for his rescuer: Putt, a U.S. Navy Veteran, handed her a hard-earned dolphins pin he’d been awarded as a U.S. Navy sub fleet member in 1993.

“You earned them,” he told the teary young woman.

Liftable, a section of The Western Journal, has reached out to Lindsey for comment but has not yet received a response. We will update this article if and when we do.

What an amazing act of kindness and an equally wonderful recognition of that kindness. Lindsey is an example of what it means to be a good Samaritan in the truest sense of the term.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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