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Gay Intern Saves Congresswoman Giffords

By Charlotte Robinson, January 10, 2011
Openly gay Daniel Hernandez Jr. started interning with Giffords
on Monday & was signing people into the "Congress on Your Corner"
event on Saturday when he heard gunshots. He ran toward the shots
to see if he could help & was the first person to give medical
attention to Congresswoman Giffords, D-Ariz.
Fortunately Hernandez received medical training in high school to
be a certified nursing assistant. First he tried to reposition her by
propping her up against his chest while holding her steady so she
could breathe. Hernandez said he moved her because her position
put her at risk of inhaling her own blood. After moving her, he
applied pressure to her head to stop the blood loss.
The Congresswoman still remains in critical condition but Daniel’s
quick thinking saved Giffords life. We commend his actions.
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1 comment:

Daniel Hernandez said...

When I approached where the congresswoman was, I ended up seeing that there were a few other people that were injured so I tried to check pulses to see if they were still breathing. I saw that she had been severely injured because she had that severe gunshot wound to the head … she was my main focus so I stayed with her and tried to help her as much as possible. I just want to make sure that everyone sends their positive thoughts and energy and if they pray their prayers to not just the congresswoman but all of those who were injured and the families of all of those that have family members that have passed on. People have been referring to me as a hero. I don't think that that's something I am. I think the people that are heroes are people like Gabby, who are public servants and who have dedicated their lives to public service.

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