Victim fashioned own tourniquet

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Doctors said Sterne is a former Eagle Scout who kept enough cool to fashion a tourniquet from an electrical cord after a bullet tore a inch-long gash through the femoral artery of his right leg. “The patient that I took care of was an incredible guy,” said Dr. David Stoeckle, chief of surgery at Montgomery Regional Hospital. “He was bleeding significantly … he knew he was bleeding to death.” Emergency workers later applied a second tourniquet to the leg before racing him to the hospital for immediate surgery, Stoeckle said. The surgeon did not identify Sterne by name, but his parents told reporters Tuesday their 6-foot-2 son was the student in the photograph. – Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. – The image hinted at the horror that unfolded: a Virginia Tech student, sprawled and bloody, in the arms of others who struggled to carry him to safety. The near-death ordeal of senior Kevin Sterne, captured in that photograph that played Tuesday on the front page of the Daily News and on newspaper front pages across the country, also reflects the resiliency and hope emerging from the nation’s deadliest campus shooting rampage. Sterne was among the dozens of students shot in Norris Hall classrooms Monday. Police on Tuesday identified Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old senior English major, as the shooter in the massacre that left 33 people dead, including himself. Sterne was in stable condition Tuesday, and doctors credited his quick thinking. last_img read more

Watch: Majella O’Donnell steps up to support RCS Strictly!

first_imgTV star and mental health advocate Majella O’Donnell took a little time away from her new home this week to visit a local school ahead of an exciting event. Rosses Community School in Dungloe are busy preparing for their student Strictly on March 9th. Majella dropped by this week to get a sneak peek of their dance routines and hear about the inspiration behind their event.Watch the video here:, as the founder of the Donegal Mind Wellness charity, talked to pupils Jade and Aidan about the importance of keeping active and mental health. As exercise and good mental health come hand in hand, Majella was keen to support the event and wish the dancers good luck for their big night on March 9th.This teaser video shows students rehearsing for the event which is focused on promoting positive mental health. The energetic teenagers certainly show that life is more fun when you dance. Majella hops into the mix at the end and creates a great positive energy to promote the RCS Strictly event. Don’t miss this show on Friday, 9th March 2018, Doors: 7.15pm. Tickets are on sale now at the Rosses Community School school office.Strictly RCS Staff Organisers with Majella O’Donnell  Watch: Majella O’Donnell steps up to support RCS Strictly! was last modified: February 24th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Majella O’Donnellrosses community schoolStrictlylast_img read more