Dwelling nurse Gwendolyn Theus, left, died whereas attempting to avoid wasting an aged parapleglic affected person after a hearth broke out on the lady’s residence in Dehli, Louisiana, on Monday (Footage: Fb/KLFY
A 64 year-old residence nurse has been hailed as a hero after she died whereas attempting to avoid wasting a paraplegic affected person from a hearth. Gwendolyn Theus was overpowered by smoke and died whereas attempting to wheel her 71 year-old affected person’s mattress out of the lady’s residence in Dehli, Louisiana, on Monday.
She had repeatedly tried to wheel the lady’s mattress out of her room to security, then tried to avoid wasting the lady by lifting her by way of an open window. Neighbors tried in useless to assist Gwendolyn earlier than the nurse succumbed to the flames.
Firefighters who arrived on the scene managed to tug each girls from the burning residence and carried out CPR. The 71 year-old affected person, who has not been named, was airlifted to a burn unit in Mississippi for therapy, and is predicted to outlive her accidents.
Paying tribute to Gwendolyn, Louisiana State Hearth Marshal Butch Browning informed KLFY: ‘Ms Theus’ valiant efforts to place her affected person’s life earlier than her personal are each admirable and heartbreaking.
Gwendolyn was married to Billy, proper, who works as a pastor. The couple have six kids, in addition to a number of grandkids and nice grandkids (Image: Fb)
‘Our prayers are along with her family members and with the surviving sufferer for her restoration and lack of her devoted nurse and buddy.’
The house that Gwendolyn saved the lady from was badly broken by the blaze, that means investigators have been unable to get inside to try to work out what precipitated the fireplace to start out.
Gwendolyn was married to Billy, a pastor, with the couple dad and mom to 6 kids, in addition to a number of grandkids and nice grandchildren.
She often posted about her household and her non secular religion on her Fb web page.
The couple’s daughter DeeDee to share her grief following the tragedy.
She wrote: ‘My coronary heart harm soooooo dangerous …I simply need my mama..please someone wake me up from this nightmare.’
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