Winter break was coming, foreshadowing the family visiting reaches its peak. As you might have experience, long-haul flight is exhausted, and the potential health risk said to be existing to old people. A few days ago, on an international flight from China to America, a Chinese elderly suffered a sudden heart attack causing him to go into a coma! In the confrontation of an accident, however, the greatness of human being warmed the bitterly cold winter.

At 10pm on December 13, a Chinese passenger suddenly felt ill since two hours after the China Eastern Airline MU561 had taken off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. He was breathless; beaded drops of sweat stood upon his forehead and trickled down along the old man’s face. His wife sitting next to her husband saw that her husband was not feeling well and asked the flight attendants for help right away. The crew rushed to the sick man and put an oxygen mask on his face. The captain also broadcast an emergency call for a doctor.

Four young American doctors gave the first aid with a Chinese radiologist’s assistance who helped translate. The stewardess consoled the old lady while wiping sweat for the old man. It needs eight more hours to fly to Sydney; however, the old man had fallen into a coma. At this critical moment, the captain decisively force-landed in Saipan, and none of the passengers objected the captain’s decision. A group of first-aid personnel who had always waited at the airport sent the old man to the local hospital as soon as the flight landed. All the passengers waited more than two hours at the airport. The plane did not take off to Sydney until the next day. While fighting against the abrupt sickness, everyone unanimously chose to quietly wait and pray for the old man who was rescued after two-hour urgent treatment.

The old man’s family were thankful for everyone’s help. The Sky Rescue accident expressed humankind’s intuitive virtues. The selfless love and sympathy could overcome any danger, illness, and even death. In the meantime, we should consider to purchase a U.S. travel insurance (aka 美国旅游保险), especially for old people. In spite of the high expense of American insurance (aka 美国医保), many Americans choose to buy one for themselves and their families. Many American schools require all F-1 visa holders to purchase international student health insurance (aka 留学生 保险) and opt insurance (aka opt保险) after graduation. Please note the insurance for OPT period (aka opt期间保险) is different than the insurance when you are in school. You can find more details about different types of health insurance plans on Tigerless.com, and we also have recommended health insurance for international students in America (aka 美国留学生保险推荐).

Jason Isaiah

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