League City EMS responded to a seizure call on the east side of town in September. When they arrived, paramedics Christina Wilkie and Patrick Phoenix found a child in a life-threatening medical condition—her airway was swelling closed.
With cardiac arrest looming, Wilkie placed a breathing tube and the child’s condition quickly improved. They transported her to a local pediatric specialty hospital.
Wilkie’s actions saved the child’s life, Shift Commander Carlos Alexander said. All three paramedics—Alexander, Phoenix and Wilkie—worked as a well-oiled team in the face of a difficult situation, League City EMS officials said.
The agency awarded the three paramedics the Unit Commendation Ribbon. Also, the agency has nominated Wilkie for a Silver Life Saving Medal.