Grateful for the help...
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On Thursday, Aug. 7, I was hiking with my sister in Arches National Park when I suffered at grand mal seizure. Gratefully, my sister has a master’s in nursing and knew to get me on the ground on my side.

We were fortunate that another tourist had a cell phone that worked and called 911. Immediately Mike, from the National Park Service, was by my side giving me sugary goo, Gatorade and water. Very quickly the ambulance and EMT’s Jason and Brittany arrived. They all successfully got me out of the park and to the Moab hospital, where Dr. Steve Rouzer and his team took over.

I cannot thank the community of Moab enough for the great care I received in Arches National Park by the rangers, the EMTs with the ambulance and Dr. Rouzer and his team at the hospital. You all are heroes to me. I will be forever grateful to all who helped me.

Thank you so much.

—Elizabeth Lays

Carmel Valley, California

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