PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s governor put his medical skills to the test to help save a woman’s life, Monday.
Portland Fire says the woman stopped breathing after overdosing on drugs. She was near death, until Governor John Kitzhaber came to her rescue. Before getting into politics, the governor was an ER doctor in Roseburg.
This isn’t the first time the governor has stepped in to help someone in distress. In April 2010, as the democratic candidate for governor, Kitzhaber stopped a debate Eugene to stabilize a man having a seizure.
The governor’s office did release this statement about the woman who was in trouble:
“The governor wishes her well and hopes she seeks treatment in order to avoid the bad situation she was faced with Monday.”