Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris, two medical students at Louisiana State University, helped save the life of a passenger who fell ill on an airline flight to Greece. The pair identified themselves as medical students when the airline crew asked for assistance, then rushed to help the woman who had fallen due to low blood sugar and heat exhaustion, NOLA reported.
"They calmed the patient and got her to take some juice and food, and also cooled her off," LSU said in a statement on Facebook.
The students also communicated with a doctor on the ground while recording the woman's blood pressure, pulse and blood sugar.
"The patient ended up feeling much better thanks to these two talented doctors in the making and their LSU medical education," the school stated. "Way to Geaux Tigers! You do us proud!!!"
The two life-savers received plenty of praise on social media.
"This is awesome!!!! Salute to Heather and Lauren!!" one Instagram used wrote.
Social media users also took the opportunity to salute Black excellence.
"And they Black," one person wrote.
Others were simply inspired by the heroic effort.
"This is why I want to be a nurse soo bad so that I can help people just like they did," an Instagram user wrote. "Good work girl's and thank you Lord for placing them on that."
One Instagram user, who identified herself as the mother of Bagneris, said the two woman are second-year med students.
"My daughter Lauren Bagneris and her Soror Heather Duplessis, both second year med students at LSU, responded to an emergency call for a medical professional on a plane to Greece, when nobody else stepped up, and saved a woman’s life," the mother wrote.
Many more people then continued to shower the students with praises.
"Angels in the Sky," one person said.
"They were put on that plane at that time for a reason," another social media user added. "God’s Grace."
And still others followed up with complimentary emojis and glowing remarks.
"WOW!!! Black Girl EXCELLENCE," one person wrote.