Wisconsin senator credited with saving woman’s life

Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Wauwatosa, is being credited with helping save the life of a woman who suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm during a committee hearing on Wednesday.

A female member of the faith-based group Wisdom fell ill during a Senate hearing on the appointment of new Department of Corrections secretary Jon Litscher.

The woman was scheduled to testify but became dizzy, suffered a painful headache and had trouble walking. After she was helped out of the hearing room, Vukmir — a licensed nurse and member of the Senate committee holding the hearing — left the hearing and assisted the woman.

“Sen Vukmir was very compassionate and attentive and was very, very helpful,” said David Liners of Wisdom in an email to committee chairman Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine. “It turns out that (the woman) has a brain aneurysm that ruptured. (Thank) goodness, she was dealt with so well and promptly, and thank goodness she got to the University of Wisconsin hospital — one of the best places in the world for such things. They operated last night successfully, and it seems she will be O.K. (after 10 days or so in the hospital).”

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Beck, Molly. (2016, March 3). Wisconsin senator credited with saving woman’s life. Madison.com. Retrieved from http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_4dd97fa4-ddcc-54c2-8e79-1dd233ae09ed.html